Hey everyone, C.J. here. Five years ago today I embarked on an adventure to build an independent storytelling and development studio, after nearly a decade working as a staff writer at bigger companies.
I mean “embarked” figuratively and literally; the morning after I quit my job I was on a flight to our first collaboration.
It’s hard to believe the time has passed so quickly, and yet much has changed since then — in the world, in our industry and culture, and in myself. Every day has been a learning experience — how to speak publicly, run a business, nuture relationships, manage time, set up infrastructure, negotiate contracts, and adapt to local languages and customs — and every project has presented an opportunity to grow.
I’m beyond grateful to be able to do what I love, and to befriend and work alongside incredible people and teams on experiences I’m fiercely proud of.
Given everything that’s going on, now isn’t the time to throw a party, but there’s still a strong desire to celebrate this anniversary. So instead I’ve put together an infographic that showcases just a few of the highlights.
If I were a more savvy streamer, we’d play through some of the past hits (and we may try to do this at a later date, after a bit more experimentation).
As fun as it was to recall all the fond memories and extraordinary events, I’m looking forward to the future even more. We’re currently working on some amazing games, there will be exciting news to share in the coming weeks, and we’ve been developing some intriguing initiatives that are almost ready to reveal.
It’s been a wild ride so far… I can’t wait for whatever comes next.