Sweden, LittleBigPlanet, etc!

Wow, this blog is dead.  Like seriously dead.

Not that it matters all that much, given that I’m not sure anyone actually follows it!  I have been getting a lot of spam comments, though… so at least the bots are reading…

My life has been a bit crazy over the past 3 months.  I landed a job in the games industry, working for Tarsier Studios as they design LittleBigPlanet for the Vita.  For the job, I’ve  moved to Sweden.  Malmo, Sweden, to be precise.  It’s a nice little city; clean, dense, and surprisingly quiet.  The details of the work I’m doing have to remain a bit secretive at this time, but I can divulge that I’ve been doing level design and some basic art passing on story levels.  I’ve even worked on a minigame or two!

The job so far has been fantastic.  I really wasn’t sure what my role was going to be, what with being a community member and all.  I am allowed a surprising amount of freedom, which when coupled with the fact that I’m working with so many other passionate people, has led to some awesome creations.  I have two roommates who are in the exact same position as myself – community creators working as level designers, which has worked out really well.  For those of you familiar with LittleBigPlanet, you might recognize their PSN handles, Slaeden-Bob and Lockstitch.  Interestingly enough, we are all teachers (or on the track to become teachers).  Crazy world.

At any rate, I’m home for the Holidays.  I get two weeks to relax (and take a break from all things LittleBigPlanet), then I fly back to Sweden.  There’s lots to do yet, and it will be a mad dash to the finish!