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Katrina Garsten leaves Obsidian


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https://twitter.com/...313523689701378

 

Friends, I have big news. After 4.5 amazing years, today marks my last day at Obsidian. This company is incredible and I’m going to miss everyone so much.
 
I have a new adventure waiting for me, and I’ll have more info soon.
 
Until next time, @Obsidian. Thanks for everything. 🖤

 

 

 



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pancakes now unopposed on the path to victory in the breakfast wars

 

good luck Katrina and thanks


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No! What will happen now to Deadfire! BIRBS! At least we have a puppet Katrina...
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No! What will happen now to Deadfire! BIRBS! At least we have a puppet Katrina...

 

The puppet Katrina has been infused with a piece of Katrina's soul, and will act as a surrogate for her within the company while she's moved on elsewhere. It'll become the Steward of Obsidian HQ. 1_0_by_babblingfaces-dbdhcc6.png

 

Good luck on your next venture, Katrina!


Edited by algroth, 10 March 2018 - 06:00 AM.

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She definitely did some awesome work carrying Deadfire from the Fig campaign through the latest backup update. I truly wish her the best on the next adventure!

 

pancakes now unopposed on the path to victory in the breakfast wars

Don't try and deny it.  Her departure will leave a waffle-shaped hole in the heart of the Obsidian community.   :p

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waffles  ;(



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Bump bump bump bump... another one bites the dust

Bump bump bump bump... another one bites the dust


Good for Katrina, not good for Obsidian. She was loved by fans... Wherever she goes/does next I'm sure she will be happier and better off.

Goodbye Katrina, you will be missed!

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But why? She was like the face of the game in all those videos.

 

Well, I wish her good fortune in the future.


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Uh, what an awkward time a few weeks before release. I get the campaign is basically over but still. There were only just interviews coming out with her advertising the game.

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Uh, what an awkward time a few weeks before release. I get the campaign is basically over but still. There were only just interviews coming out with her advertising the game.

 

Umm, not really. Her work on Deadfire is pretty much done at this point and if she is moving on to an another company it would be really pointless to have her start working on something else at Obsidian. Fig campaign isn't a full time gig at this point either. Most of that work was done prior to the whole campaign even starting and during the launch.

 

The campaign is almost done. They will have few updates before the release date and she was the producer responsible for the art team, her part is done in that area. They aren't going to create any more effects or art into the game 3 weeks before launch. The artists are busy working on DLC stuff or have moved on to an another game completely.



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What did she do for Obsidian, PR / advertising? 



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What did she do for Obsidian, PR / advertising?


I think she was a producer.
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What did she do for Obsidian, PR / advertising?

I think she was a producer.
Yep. And unless something drastically changed between Pillars 1 and Deadfire, she was the only producer.

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What did she do for Obsidian, PR / advertising?

I think she was a producer.
Yep. And unless something drastically changed between Pillars 1 and Deadfire, she was the only producer.

 

 

Only? Pillars had 4 producers.

 

Adam as the executive producer, Rose Gomez as Associate producer ( Katrina's title afaik on Deadfire) and two more with additional production credits.

Deadfire has had at least 3 producers working on the game.


Edited by Flouride, 11 March 2018 - 07:07 AM.


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Probably accurate. Feargus said there was one in Road to Eternity, but he may have been speaking off the cuff.

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I am under the impression this may have resulted from Alec eating his mac n' cheese with ketchup.

 

https://twitter.com/...210007038029824

 

I can sympathize, Katrina, who would want to spend another day in a company that accepts this of its members? :(


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Probably accurate. Feargus said there was one in Road to Eternity, but he may have been speaking off the cuff.

 

Official credits got 4. He might have been speaking about the initial Kickstarter launch. They added staff after they got more money than they expected.



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I am under the impression this may have resulted from Alec eating his mac n' cheese with ketchup.

 

https://twitter.com/...210007038029824

 

I can sympathize, Katrina, who would want to spend another day in a company that accepts this of its members? :(

 

i don't blame her


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What did she do for Obsidian, PR / advertising? 

 

Heh... glad I wasn't the first to ask that.  I feel like I'm out of the loop on all things Obsidian.

 

Chris Avellone still works at Obsidian, right?  :-



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What did she do for Obsidian, PR / advertising? 

 

Heh... glad I wasn't the first to ask that.  I feel like I'm out of the loop on all things Obsidian.

 

Chris Avellone still works at Obsidian, right?  :-

 

Wait, Obsidian? I thought these were the Black Isle forums?


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