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Posted Dec 25, '12 at 1:02am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

He meant to say your statement is meaningless.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 1:11am

70_70_70

70_70_70

383 posts

@nicho: lol i see tks for the explanation dude XD

@killersup: lol actually I said that because i think that guy do NOT read the whole thread, so I suggest him go to the beginning and read throughout to understand the news :-P

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 2:34am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

No information why John left has been released yet.

Quoted from his blog:
Hi everyone,

Its been a hard month.  Life is shifting in a big way right now, many life-changing events are hitting on all cylinders.

First, the big news.  About a month ago I resigned my post at Armor Games to take on a new adventure at Kongregate.  I will be producing games for Kongregate in San Francisco and will be moving up from Orange County in the next week or so.  This is a big change for me, I’ve been producing content for Armor Games for over eight years and have made many friends and colleagues at Armor.  Armor Games was an amazing company to work for, full of talented and amazing people.  During my time there I produced somewhere around 50-60 games.  I am very thankful for the time I had at Armor and leaving was not an easy choice.  I am taking up a new role (still making games!) at Kongregate and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.

That said, I am moving!  I’ve lived in Southern California now for a while, but I’m moving back up to Northern California again.  They actually get rain so that’s a bit exciting.  I’ll miss the warm, sunny beaches and always-awesome weather here.  And I’ll miss my friends, but Minecraft servers make it hard to stay too far apart.

Game release!  There is a new game out called Loot! The Game.  It’s currently available on Armor Games.  It features elephant and guns and a trains.  Everything you need for an action-packed, gear-whoring game!  I hope you enjoy it.

Now that doesn't give a definite answer, but there's only a few reasons why he'd leave. Better job offer or something bad happening at ArmorGames. All I can think of. Since it doesn't appear to be the latter, it was probably a better job offer. You don't just leave a workplace of eight years for a simple change, other things make the decision.

Doesn't really matter why he left though, he'll still be making games.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 4:27am

Strop

Strop

10,823 posts

Moderator

It seems that the role John may be playing in Kong may be also different, given he is Kong's first in-house developer. If this is the case, I can imagine myself doing something similar in the future: I'm not the type of person to be sitting around in the same job because it's satisfactory, partially because there's an almost mandatory requirement to advance and develop in my career path. But beyond that, even once I attain the level of a consultant, I'd still be looking into jobs with a description that would require me to expand my skills as well as use the more recently acquired ones, which in this case would be managerial, project development, building programs, establishing standards of clinical practice and advocating for funding in areas of need. And if I felt that one project had been successfully established, I'd probably consider moving onto another one. This consideration is currently greater than one of self-interest, though I can imagine priorities changing if, for example, I started a family and fiscal and geographical concerns became more important (see Cormyn's example).

You know what, why am I sitting around speculating on this when I might be able to ask him directly? I'm going to do that instead.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 9:59am

70_70_70

70_70_70

383 posts

Quoted from his blog

so u minding giving me the link to his blog, GOM?

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 11:20am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,122 posts

Knight

Here Triple 70.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 1:03pm

70_70_70

70_70_70

383 posts

Here Triple 70.

tks nicho XD
but do u mind answer 1 more Q: what is the meaning of "jmtb02"? i actually saw this name long time ago but still can NOT understand what is "jmtb02" stand for lah? :-P

Now that doesn't give a definite answer, but there's only a few reasons why he'd leave. Better job offer or something bad happening at ArmorGames. All I can think of. Since it doesn't appear to be the latter, it was probably a better job offer.

I have 2 more reason for the impossibility of the 2nd option (something bad happening at ArmorGames) to add here:

1. John said in his blog " I’ve been producing content for Armor Games for over eight years and have made many friends and colleagues at Armor.  Armor Games was an amazing company to work for, full of talented and amazing people.  During my time there I produced somewhere around 50-60 games.  I am very thankful for the time I had at Armor and leaving was not an easy choice."

---> so imo he left AG on gud term, just like Cormyn lah :-P

2. In his latest game- LOOT the game, if u look carefully u ll see that he wrote "Dedicate to Danny" in the title screen---> John still luv AG and his bud- DanielMcNeely very much lah XD

3. Strop's above cmt  also quite similar to mah opinion, especially the part about  "not satisfy with the current nice working environment and wanna try sth new "

You don't just leave a workplace of eight years for a simple change, other things make the decision.

y not think like this: John got bored after working 8 years for a repetitive environment (AG) so he wanna have a new adventure to other working environent- Kong.....
and actually John also said that " I resigned my post at Armor Games to take on a new adventure at Kongregate"
so imo think it s quite a reasonable reason lah :-P

Doesn't really matter why he left though, he'll still be making games.

but have u thought there ll be a chance that John's games will be EXCLUSIVELY FOR KONG? that thought made me worry too much lah :-P

actually AG also has many exclusive games lah :-P  (and this the latest one lah :-P )

see Cormyn's example

actually I also wanna know more about the reason y Cormyn left AG.....and tks to ur cmt above I know that he left bcoz he need to earn more money than AG's salary to bring up his family lah XD
===> but do u mind giving me more details about Cormyn's leaving, Strop?

You know what, why am I sitting around speculating on this when I might be able to ask him directly? I'm going to do that instead.

FINALLY some real action! XD
tks so much mah Mod, plz ask John directly and give us the truth lah XD

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 1:30pm

beckitten27

beckitten27

99 posts

I don't want to live! WHY KONGREGATE! WHY!

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 2:55pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

but have u thought there ll be a chance that John's games will be EXCLUSIVELY FOR KONG? that thought made me worry too much lah

Yes, but you'll still be able to play them.

actually I also wanna know more about the reason y Cormyn left AG

Cormyn explains here.

 

Posted Dec 25, '12 at 3:23pm

Dash

Dash

50 posts

I am sure he had a conflict with a superior on this site, or he did not get enough money.

Why would he "betray" the site he spent most time on? He is going to do the same thing on kong, which is making games.

 
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