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GhostOfMatrix
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John now works for Kongregate.

And some questions: Are his future games going to be exclusive to Kongregate (for example, Exit Path 2 is here but not there, if he made a big game will it only be played there)? Will he still remain an administrator here?

Wasn't sure where to put this.

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i saw ur video. but how does it related to this thread's topic? 0_o
The Horror . . . The Horror . . . of having lost John to Kong. (hey that almost rhymed)

So the new mascots are Phages?

~~~Darth Caedus
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So the new mascots are Phages?


No one knows. Doesn't really matter though, the shield seems more of our logo than anything else really.
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So the new mascots are Phages?

Looks like it's the Sushi Cat. Over the past few days they've made plushies and wallpaper.
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So the new mascots are Phages?


How did you mess my name up that badly Jacen?

The new mascot is me, pang...duh
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ugh. oh no. I liked his games (until he started making u pay for certain stuff. in my opinion he was a great game maker, tho i didnt like ep2.

ep1 was the best and it will always be

Mickeyryn

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Well, since this was bumped, update:
John is no longer an admin on AG. He seems to reply to most comments on Kongregate, here's his profile if you want to talk to him about stuff.

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I doubt it.
Just leave the man alone, I'm sure he's tired of it and if he hasn't said anything as of yet then I doubt he will.

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Why did John leave?


basically John left AG and join Kong :-P
and if u wanna know more, plz read the 1st pages of this thread then
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Why did John leave?

basically John left AG and join Kong :-P
and if u wanna know more, plz read the 1st pages of this thread then


That answers almost absolutely. No information why John left has been released yet.
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That answers almost absolutely


@killersup10: actually I dun understand that sentence :-P
why did u use the word "absolutely"? what did u mean? 0_o
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He meant to say your statement is meaningless.

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@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

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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, Iâve 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 canât wait to see whatâs in store for the future.

That said, I am moving! Iâve lived in Southern California now for a while, but Iâm moving back up to Northern California again. They actually get rain so thatâs a bit exciting. Iâll miss the warm, sunny beaches and always-awesome weather here. And Iâll 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. Itâs 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.
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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.

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Quoted from his blog

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