Project Update #17: Expansions, Backer's Accounts and More!

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Informative update today for people receiving Kickstarter emails on the project.  Kickstarter info is being integrated and some new hires, and the store is launching on the 20th.

Rocco Scandizzo - Lead Economic Designer
Rocco has almost 20 years experience in the video game Industry, owns a Ph.D. in Economics, and MBA in Marketing and a BA in Economics. Prior to joining Psyop Games as managing director, Rocco spent more than ten years working in positions of new business, strategy, and marketing. Formerly an Agent at CAA, Partner at ISM, Director of Franchise and License Development at Activision, Director of Strategic Growth at Vivendi Games, and previously at THQ and Atari.


Akil Hooper - Lead Technical Designer
Akil Hooper has a long and storied history in the game industry. He's been a designer, a lead, a producer, and a creative director, on games such as EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Fallout: New Vegas, and companies like Sony Online Entertainment, Obsidian Entertainment, and Disney Interactive. Akil is a master at his craft, and is able to find the fun in any system he's involved with, and he'll be bringing those skills to his position at Intrepid Studios.


Kevin McPherson - Lead Programmer
Kevin has had the opportunity to work on many MMO's over the past 20 years, including EverQuest 1 & 2, Planetside 1 & 2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Shadowbane. Intrepid is excited to have Kevin's experience and passion contributing to making Ashes of Creation the penultimate fantasy MMORPG experience.

Senior Character Artist
Mat Broome is an experienced game developer and professional illustrator with over 15 years on multiple AAA MMO games. Mat has shipped seven cross-platform game titles including the hits H1Z1, Planetside 2, and DC Universe Online and lent his skill to hit titles such as Everquest.

Programmer
Graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2012. Soon after, began working for Amazon as a software developer for the past 5 years. Alex is an experienced programmer, having released multiple products such as AWS Mobile Analytics and AWS Pinpoint.


I gotta say, this is exactly the kind of post Kickstarter update I like to see.  New hires and full steam ahead, still feeling really good about backing this one.  And there's something exciting that's supposed to be announced on the 30th.  "We have some exciting announcements to make this month, during our live streams on June 16th (3pm PDT) and June 30th(Noon PDT), so make sure to tune in!"


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