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Offline ChrisM

JGO Knight

Medals: 20
Projects: 1
Exp: 16 years


« Posted 2016-08-08 20:53:39 »

Hey there gang! Was doing some work recently for a game lecture and was pulling up information and posts from the past here to use and was thinking back to how this all started 16 years ago. Feeling a bit nostalgic and just wanted to say how happy I am that the community is still engaged and awesome!

Will make it a point to start frequenting more, even if mostly in lurker mode  Wink

Yay JGO!

Offline Riven

« JGO Overlord »

Medals: 1260
Projects: 4
Exp: 16 years

Hand over your head.

« Reply #1 - Posted 2016-08-08 20:58:43 »

Hi Chris! Back then, I used to wonder how one could possibly not have enough time to maintain a forum... Now I feel realife slowly creepin' in Smiley

Having said that, what have you been up to lately?

Hi, appreciate more people! Σ ♥ = ¾
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Offline kaffiene
« Reply #2 - Posted 2016-08-09 03:36:27 »

Hey Chris!  Long time no see!
Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline Ecumene

JGO Kernel

Medals: 158
Projects: 2
Exp: 7 years

I did not hit her! I did not!

« Reply #3 - Posted 2016-08-09 03:52:05 »

Dat join date... Welcome back!

Offline ChrisM

JGO Knight

Medals: 20
Projects: 1
Exp: 16 years


« Reply #4 - Posted 2016-08-09 13:18:13 »

Heh you understand Wink

Back in the day, what many people don't realize, is that me and Jeff were the only two people in Sun focused on games for a couple of years. All of the internal work, external partnerships, standing up JGO, maintaining, building demos, procuring systems for GDC and building them in my basement, building booths for trade shows, writing copy for all PR and docs, creating all graphics, logos, legal work, presentations at trade shows, etc. JGO was one piece of a TON of moving parts.

In fact, for years, JGO was hosted on a single system that we pieced together, hid in the corner of a lab, and was running with a wonky cooler on the CPU. We hoped that the maintenance staff wouldn't accidentally knock the power strip out of the wall when the cleaned the lab each week.  Grin

Once we proved our concepts, we brought on additional staff, but it was still brutal.

Oh, and I manages all of this while living on the East Coast and Jeff on the West Coast. Crazy, wonderful, stress fueled days!

Offline princec

« JGO Spiffy Duke »

Medals: 896
Projects: 3
Exp: 16 years

Eh? Who? What? ... Me?

« Reply #5 - Posted 2016-08-09 15:51:40 »

Still such a shame they didn't have the vision to back you up Sad

Cas Smiley

Offline pyroMechanical

Senior Newbie

Medals: 1

« Reply #6 - Posted 2016-09-13 15:54:11 »

especially considering the massive and broad success of a game both written in java and mentioned on the site well before its popularity...
Offline MrPork
« Reply #7 - Posted 2016-12-06 00:30:04 »

Iv'e been here nearly 2 years and I'm still a nub.

"f**k it, maybe it'll work." -Me
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