Congratulations to Billy Cain! The lead of Wing Commander Prophecy, Wing Commander 2 SNES and others is joining Heatwave Interactive, an impressive company run by fellow Originite Anthony Castoro. Billy Cain has always been very kind to the Wing Commander community, always willing to answer questions about Origin... and Anthony Castoro has always been interested in working on the series! It can't be bad that these Origin veterans are coming together for a new venture. You can find the full release on PRWeb.
Heatwave Approaches Critical Mass
This is the Star*Soldier gloss for the sixth timeline page:
Billy Cain, Award-winning Producer and Co-Founder of Critical Mass Interactive, joins Heatwave as Producer of the Central Studio Games division.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2008 -- Heatwave™ Interactive announced today that it has hired Billy Cain, Co-founder of Critical Mass Interactive, as Producer of Central Studio's Games division. Mr. Cain will become a silent partner at CMI while he gives his full professional attention to production and game operations at Heatwave.
"With significant contributions to over 125 shipped titles on almost every platform imaginable, Billy is one of the most experienced and well liked Producers in the games business," said Anthony Castoro, Heatwave's President and Chief Creative Officer. "In addition to his strong reputation as an award-winning Producer and highly connected problem solver, Billy is committed to improving the overall game industry as evidenced by his active mentorship and participation in various industry organizations both local and international."
With significant contributions to over 125 shipped titles on almost every platform imaginable, Billy is one of the most experienced and well liked Producers in the games business Mr. Cain was drawn to Heatwave Interactive because of its unique business model focused on disciplined pre-production, rapid iteration and collaborative development. "Ever since CMI worked with Anthony at EA, I've known that we share a vision for how to do it better," said Billy Cain. "Anthony and Donn 'walk the walk,' and together we're building the kind of company any game developer would be thrilled to be a part of."
"We are very pleased to support the growth of Heatwave Interactive," commented Matt Scibilia, CEO of Critical Mass Interactive. "We'd like to congratulate Billy, Anthony and Donn on this important announcement!"
Heatwave™ Interactive is currently developing several new titles for games, film and television. The addition of a proven game Producer with extensive internal and external development experience to the Central Studio is vital to the company's business model. Critical Mass Interactive will continue to operate its business with Mr. Cain as a silent partner.
CONCEPT: See the previous post!
- "2668" - No changes.
- "2669" - The first half is from Victory Streak. It has been rewritten slightly to change the tense - the original version was about the mission having just left. Also confirms that the Lexington was never recovered. The second half is my addition, describing Privateer.
- "2669.221" - Alternate version addition. From the unpublished Wing Commander IV version of the timeline.
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