Towards the start of November you may recall reading something about THQ cutting back on their “core gamer” games and cancelling some of their higher risk unannounced titles. One of said titles was the one I was working on, and as a result I was made redundant
This came as a massive blow to me and it took ages for it to really settle in that I wouldn’t be working at Juice again, with a team I really enjoyed working with and on a project I had put a lot of hard work into. Since then though I have been sending out CVs, doing interviews and trying to get another job in the games industry.
During this time I have been to some really fantastic studios and seen some awesome projects (that needless to say I can’t tell you anything about) and I have managed to land a great job at a Liverpool based studio that I won’t name directly …for now
I am really excited about starting at a new place and thankfully even a few guys from the team at Juice have also got places there.
Lastly, one of the very few good things about getting laid off is that it means I have a bit of spare time on my hands before starting at a new studio in which I plan to get as much coding done as I possibly can. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on some of the cool new(ish) things that I see hobbiests working on and get green with envy …so might even have some screenshots or vids to post if things go well