In my previous post about the NCsoft West site redesign I mentioned that was my last project with NCsoft. That’s because I’ve moved on to take on the role of running the web team for another MMO publisher, True Games Interactive.
Far from being a large multinational gaming company like NCsoft, True Games is very much a start-up with about 20 or so people and our first game — Warrior Epic, an online action RPG — launching soon.
Also unlike NCsoft’s subscription-based games, True Games has a free-to-play, micro-transaction based business model.
So, yes, you’ll be able to download and play Warrior Epic for free, and if you’re really into it, customize your characters and your warrior hall (castle) through micro-payments.
When I joined True Games, for various reasons I found myself leading a team of one (myself) and so I’ve spent my first month with the company getting up-to-speed, putting some web best practices into place, bringing in some outside help, and hiring a team.
Fortunately, I’ve been able to triple the size of my team, with the addition of two key hires: Matt Vance and Steve Svoboda. Thanks guys, for lightening the load.
I’m still looking for a web designer with killer design skillz, so if you’ve got the chops and you’re interested, drop me a line.
One of the challenges of my new role is that I have no experience with Drupal, our CMS. I’m familiar with it and know how widely it is used and how powerful it is.
However, having grown up on Movable Type and WordPress, the learning curve has been quite steep. It’s been pretty hard being responsible for a CMS that you don’t actually know how to use.
Still, it’s always good to learn new things, right?