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Malvingt2
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(10-17-2012, 02:25 AM)
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lol this thread.. awesome.
EloquentM
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(10-17-2012, 10:18 PM)
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Hiiii retro.
Out of Working Order
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(10-23-2012, 04:27 PM)
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http://www.retrostudios.com/engineer3.asp

[...]may be necessary to change specific duties, projects, schedule or direction on short notice[...]

Confirmation that they're working on two or more games?
Diddy Kong
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(10-23-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empowe

http://www.retrostudios.com/engineer3.asp



Confirmation that they're working on two or more games?

Would be nice...but likely just jumping in to help Nintendo out (like how they helped with Mario Kart 7)
Sammy Samusu
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(10-23-2012, 04:40 PM)
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I need an epic RPG!
GiantEnemyGoomba
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(10-23-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

I need an epic RPG!

That's Monolith's job.
Sammy Samusu
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(10-23-2012, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by GiantEnemyGoomba

That's Monolith's job.

I guess... I just want Retro to work on a game of my taste, I don't want 2D platforms, and I have a feeling they are working on a FPS. :(
Hero of Legend
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(10-26-2012, 10:54 PM)
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Well, Grant let slip that one of the original Banjo programmers is at Retro, I only remember a Keyboard Tapper from Banjo-Kazooie being there.

Asked for the name and if any other Rare folks are there, hope he replies:

https://twitter.com/grantkirkhope/st...01177319354368
TAS
(10-26-2012, 11:09 PM)
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Retro are a bunch of badasses. :D
Hero of Legend
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(10-27-2012, 01:16 AM)
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Okay, he replied saying that's the only person he knows, and I checked on the Keyboard Tapper from Banjo who is at Retro; Rhys Lewis, and going by the humorous tone of the credits, it seems that Keyboard Tapper is actually the Programmer!

Also, MobyGames says he worked on DN Forever, but further research shows he did while at 3D Realms, and the 3D Realms' site confirms he left the company in 2007; right on time to be a last minute addition during Prime 3 which he is credited at.

Plus his Linkedin page (as barren as it is for guests) shows he is still in Austin, so he's extremely likely still at Retro!

All this time I thought Keyboard Tapper was related to music! lol

BTW, Rhys was one of the Engineers for DKCR. :)
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Fabrik
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(10-27-2012, 01:32 AM)
Looks like Retro attracted several top talents.
Naughty Dog Vs 343 Industries Vs Retro Studios.
‹bermatik
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(10-27-2012, 01:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fabrik

Looks like Retro attracted several top talents.
Naughty Dog Vs 343 Industries Vs Retro Studios.

Looking at the people they have sourced form various big name studios in the past year... blimey.
Amir0x
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(10-27-2012, 01:35 AM)
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Retro make an ARG out of this camera viewing stuff to give us hints on your next game

like have a guy standing out in the middle of the parking lot with a lime green shirt on and a coded letter, and somehow it'd all lead to guessing what direction you're taking

you can send me my check later guys, I'm a patient man
perfectchaos007
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(10-27-2012, 01:52 AM)
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Can't believe they moved their office to North Lamar Blvd. I lived on that street up until this June. I could have helped! :(
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 09:42 PM)
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So I'm Linkedin snooping now that I have a barebones account (lots of stuff's still blocked unless you get a paid account), so I uncovered one person who was hired in 2012 who was a Senior Animator at BioWare on Star Wars: The Old Republic, he was there for 4 years.

For protection, I'll keep the name a secret, now he's a Level 3 Animator at Retro.
JazzmanZ
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(01-28-2013, 09:43 PM)
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uh, yay?

are animators levels now or something.
Tagg9
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(01-28-2013, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

So I'm Linkedin snooping now that I have a barebones account (lots of stuff's still blocked unless you get a paid account), so I uncovered one person who was hired in 2012 who was a Senior Animator at BioWare on Star Wars: The Old Republic, he was there for 4 years.

For protection, I'll keep the name a secret, now he's a Level 3 Animator at Retro.

Soo... let's celebrate?
Samurai_Heart
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(01-28-2013, 09:46 PM)
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Ah the GAF stalker thread XD, I wonder if Retro has hired anyone from Vigil due to recent events =(
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 09:46 PM)
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I'm hoping to find more interesting hires, but without causing any issues (hence hiding their names), is that fine or...?

Originally Posted by Samurai_Heart

Ah the GAF stalker thread XD, I wonder if Retro has hired anyone from Vigil due to recent events =(

Right, that was the main motivation, I forgot. :P
Samurai_Heart
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(01-28-2013, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

I'm hoping to find more interesting hires, but without causing any issues (hence hiding their names), is that fine or...?



Right, that was the main motivation, I forgot. :P

Should protect their identity for now.
chertipros
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(01-28-2013, 09:49 PM)
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I wonder if anyone went through with the garbage stealing plan that was discussed a few pages back
JDSN
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(01-28-2013, 09:52 PM)
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I was expecting some pics of me on their camera feed rocking my wetsuit.

Edit: Nice tibdits, dat gaming journalism.
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Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 09:53 PM)
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Found that two artists from Vigil joined in the summer. One who was the Concept Artist at Vigil is now Contract Concept Artist at Retro, and a Associate Character Artist at Vigil is now Contract Character Artist at Retro. The character artist worked on Darksiders 2 and the Warhammer 40K MMO.

This is in addition to the 2011 hire of a Senior Character Artist from Vigil is still the Senior Character Artist at Retro. This one also worked on Darksiders 2.

More as I find them.
Gleethor
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(01-28-2013, 09:56 PM)
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Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
radcliff
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(01-28-2013, 09:58 PM)
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"Contract" means they leave after completion of the project, correct?
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by radcliff

"Contract" means they leave after completion of the project, correct?

Yeah that's slightly concerning. :(
IceDoesntHelp
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(01-28-2013, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tehalemi

xD Well played Retro Studios....well played indeed.




Be hilarious if that's BGassassin's way of saying hi from the other side... :p

This thread makes me sad. I miss him ):
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 10:03 PM)
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Boom! Another 2012 Vigil hire.

Was Senior Character Artist at Vigil for three years, now Level 3 Character Artist at Retro.

Worked on a number of Vigil games, including creating characters and props for both Darksiders! :O

So 4 so far; 2 proper, and 2 contract. All artists!
Cosmonaut X
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(01-28-2013, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Yeah that's slightly concerning. :(

Isn't that relatively standard practice on large projects approaching completion? Extra staff are taken on, then let go when their contract ends - hence the "lay-offs" common at the end of large projects.
plutoknight
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(01-28-2013, 10:06 PM)
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I'm a relative newbie to GAF and this has been the best thread I've read on the Internet in the past week, nay, the past month.

(Also OH MY GOD I'M ONLY 5-6 HOURS UP THE ROAD FROM RETRO!!)
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmonaut X

Isn't that relatively standard practice on large projects approaching completion? Extra staff are taken on, then let go when their contract ends - hence the "lay-offs" common at the end of large projects.

Why not just keep the contract folks, make a 3rd team damn it. :(
Samurai_Heart
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(01-28-2013, 10:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by plutoknight

I'm a relative newbie to GAF and this has been the best thread I've read on the Internet in the past week, nay, the past month.

(Also OH MY GOD I'M ONLY 5-6 HOURS UP THE ROAD FROM RETRO!!)

Wait till you get to the "Hi GAF" moment XD.
Oersted
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(01-28-2013, 10:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Cosmonaut X

Isn't that relatively standard practice on large projects approaching completion? Extra staff are taken on, then let go when their contract ends - hence the "lay-offs" common at the end of large projects.

Its pretty uncommon in Japan, but pretty common in USA. Hence the Naughty Dog guy who joined Retro.
Cosmonaut X
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(01-28-2013, 10:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why not just keep the contract folks, make a 3rd team damn it. :(

Well, the positive here is that - possibly - it means their current project is in its latter stages and there may be something to see soon.
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 10:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmonaut X

Well, the positive here is that - possibly - it means their current project is in its latter stages and there may be something to see soon.

E3 is very likely, hell what if it's at GDC?

I wish Vigil folks were flocking to Retro, one of the recent folks at Retro actually tweeted a lead designer from Vigil saying that Retro is hiring. GET ON IT!!!
Shaanyboi
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(01-28-2013, 10:20 PM)
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Considering Darksiders' inspirations from Zelda, It'd be crazy if these artists (and Retro at large) finally DID get a stab at a Zelda game.
Kimawolf
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(01-28-2013, 10:22 PM)
Wow you're on it today, so we see they have been hiring Vigil staff recently... I wonder what they got cooking.
Shaanyboi
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(01-28-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Why not just keep the contract folks, make a 3rd team damn it. :(

That's pretty much where DLC comes in. Keep those early-stage people on to work on DLC, they get a contract extension, then you can roll them onto a sequel or whatever.
plutoknight
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(01-28-2013, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samurai_Heart

Wait till you get to the "Hi GAF" moment XD.

Oh, I read the entire thread before posting! I laughed hard at that, so hard. I'm in the hallway on campus with students from other classes lining up to go to their class. They all looked at me like I was insane.

It was glorious.
‹bermatik
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(01-28-2013, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by chertipros

I wonder if anyone went through with the garbage stealing plan that was discussed a few pages back

I did not.
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kimawolf

Wow you're on it today, so we see they have been hiring Vigil staff recently... I wonder what they got cooking.

Not that many though. :( But it is nice to know what 2012 hires they did, they killed the recent hires section of their page early in 2012 so we were left in the dark for most of it.
Hero of Legend
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(01-28-2013, 10:28 PM)
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Hello! October hire of an Associate Environment Artist from Junction Point! Now an Environment Artist at Retro!
massoluk
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(01-28-2013, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by ‹bermatik

I did not.

I see, so you're not finish with not deciphering from the shredded documents team alpha did not recover from the trash can, I take it.
]blacky[
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(01-28-2013, 10:29 PM)
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Retro reads this thread, right?

WE WANT SUPER METROID 2!!!
IceDoesntHelp
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(01-28-2013, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ]blacky[

Retro reads this thread, right?

WE WANT SUPER METROID 2!!!

No...you want Super Metroid 2.
I want Metroid Prime 4, because of that stupid cliff hanger on the 100% ending for Metroid Prime 3.
abrack08
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(01-28-2013, 10:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by perfectchaos007

Can't believe they moved their office to North Lamar Blvd. I lived on that street up until this June. I could have helped! :(

I know this is a few months old, but you still had a chance to help them move I think. My girlfriend got a job at some epub magazine place and they were on Kramer Lane right by (what I assume is) the old address. The first time I dropped her off, either the end of November or beginning of December, I saw one of the buildings right by hers had the Retro logo on it. I drove around and saw a bunch of dudes outside smoking right by parking spaces that said "RETRO STUDIOS ONLY" on them. Thought that was pretty cool. A week later, the logo was gone and parking spaces were repainted. So they probably didn't finish moving until December or so.

Just thought I'd share this... mostly unremarkable story, haha.
IntelliHeath
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(01-28-2013, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

This thread makes me sad. I miss him ):

What happens with BGassassin?
Fantastical
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(01-28-2013, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

No...you want Super Metroid 2.
I want Metroid Prime 4

YUP. If they announce a 2D Metroid I'll honestly be disappointed.
Porcile
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(01-28-2013, 10:38 PM)
How about looking up some of the people who have left Retro? It always seemed the big problem at that studio.
IceDoesntHelp
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(01-28-2013, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by IntelliHeath

What happens with BGassassin?

He posted in November that he was done posting...at least I believe so.

Maybe it was all a dream..he hasn't posted since November so maybe I'm right.

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