It's time to close one chapter, and begin another.
Well folks, it's with a mixture of emotions that I have decided to close the doors of Windstorm Studios. It's been over three years since I formed the studio. And though Windstorm Studios has always been a one man company, Atomic City Adventures has never been the work of one man. During that time I've had the opportunity to work with some extraordinary musicians, sound designers, artists, and voice talent. And I'm extraordinarily proud of the work we accomplished together, and of the product we shipped.
But Atomic City Adventures has never produced the kind of sales necessary to sustain itself or the company. There are a number of reasons for this, and those lessons are things I will take forward in my career. And though I still firmly believe in the franchise itself, and I believe that with enough funding, time, and effort it could be promoted and molded into the product I originally envisioned, I found that I personally simply didn't have the time - or really the desire - to work a full time job to earn a living, and to spend every additional waking moment working on Atomic City.
In the end it came down to a personal decision. I have a wonderful wife whom has supported my efforts at every step along the way of this journey. I have a son who's off to college in two years, and a daughter that's right behind him. And I've been granted a great opportunity to continue doing exactly what I love to do - making games with great people - at Robot Entertainment. And I realized that this is time you don't get back, and I'd rather spend my time pursuing those dreams, than that of Atomic City.
I promised myself from the beginning that I would give it all I had, but if, in the end it didn't work out, I would let it go, and move on to something new. That time has come, and I'm moving on.
But as I said - this announcement comes with a mixture of feeling, for though I'm sad to let Atomic City go - at least for now - I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now a full time employee of Robot Entertainment - the extraordinarily talented guys that have brought you Orcs Must Die, and Hero Academy. I'm still making independent games, still doing exactly what I love to do, only now I'm doing it with an entire group of people that are every bit as passionate about it as I am. I'm working on some very cool projects, and can't wait to tell you guys about them when I can. And believe me, I will!
For those of you that may still wish to purchase a copy of Atomic City Adventures, I thank you for your support. The game will continue to be for sale until June 1st, 2012.
I encourage you to keep in touch through twitter and google plus, and I look forward to continuing to be able to develop great games for you guys!