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We're Putting the Band Back Together

Posted by Designopotamus , 08 March 2015 · 17,693 views

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We're Putting the Band Back Together Hi, Descendents,

My name is Rob Irving, and I’m the Creative Director here at Descendent Studios. You’ll see me under the moniker Designopotamus on the web site.

For those of you who don’t already know me, I’ve known Eric and Mike since way back in the early 90’s at Origin. I got my start on Strike Commander, and I shipped a bunch of different games during my career at Origin, including several Wing Commander titles, Longbow (officially titled Jane’s AH-64D Longbow, for sticklers), and several Ultima Online expansions, to name a few.

Over the course of my career, both in and out of the game industry, I’ve held titles ranging from designer (and lead designer) to every flavor of producer to programmer and tech director, and that doesn’t even begin to cover all of the different roles I’ve filled while building games. (I was even the voice of the aliens on Wing Commander: Prophecy!)

I like meeting our community, I like Legos, I like writing, and I’m an enormous sports geek.

My philosophy of games is quite simple: make the rules simple and consistent, so that people can easily immerse themselves in our world, and – above all – make it FUN!

I’m looking forward to bringing our new project to life, and sharing the road with each and every one of you out there.
So hello to some of you, and hello again to others. Let’s gear up for a great trip!

Rob

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Whoa! Very nice to see you around here! :)
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HEY! A pleasure to have you here Sir! Since The Communityevent in Cologne, where you handed out the posters, sweating, hard working you are a absolute hero to me! ;-)

A loss for CIG, a gain for STFU! :-)
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nice to see you Rob.

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Greetings Rob!!!

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no longer at cig all multistudio these days?

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Hey, Rob, have you been following Shroud of the Avatar?  Its the spiritual successor to Ultima Online and its shaping up to be a fun game

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Capt_Morgan
Mar 08 2015 07:28 PM

Any reason why you left, Rob?  Just wanted to work with Eric more, or was there any sort of issue with CIG?

 

Also, I STILL love Strike Commander!

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A loss for CIG, a gain for STFU! :-)

 

CIG is like the gold pan of the game development world - except exactly the opposite: The gold nuggets get washed out while the simple rocks are retained.

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Happy to see all the old Wingman's Hangar dudes back together!
 

:)

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Glad to have Rob on board - should be fun.

WM

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Welcome Rob, great to see you here :)

 

-W

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Rodar Kandel
Mar 08 2015 08:19 PM
glad to see you moved over here.
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Interceptor
Mar 08 2015 08:22 PM

Welcome! Glad to see you with WM again! Woot Woot!

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Welcome again, Rob!

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Welcome Rob.

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Legion-Geth
Mar 08 2015 08:27 PM

Best Loved Rob! Didn't want to move to LA either I guess ;)

 

It is really really nice to see you over here!

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Michael Wells
Mar 08 2015 08:33 PM

Part of me is sad to see so many good people leaving CIG.  On the other hand, I like that they're getting together to work on a new thing.  Then again, I barely got to see Rob anymore after they moved to the new show in Santa Monica.  I hope he occasionally shows up on Wingman's new show. :)

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Designopotamus: We've got 44 hours and 30 minutes to KickStarter, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark in space... and we're wearing sunglasses.
Wingman: Hit it.

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great to see you in!

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Epistolarius
Mar 08 2015 09:09 PM

It makes me really sad that you and Eric left CIG, Rob :'( ...but at the same time I'm really happy to see you both here and I'm looking forward to the Kickstarter. All the best and a happy welcome Rob! =]

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