Sean 'Day' Plott to design games
06 September 2013, 12:06
Cape Town - Sean "Day" Plott has
been recruited by Artillery, a startup that wants to bring Starcraft-quality
strategy games to web browsers, TechCrunch reports.
Plott, who is one of the more well-known
competitive Starcraft gaming commentators, will join Artillery in a game design
Plott is well known for his in-depth analysis
on the Starcraft pro-gaming scene, and knows a lot about game balance, which is
one of the most important factors in a strategy game aimed at the competitive
Artillery says that they knew that Plott's
skills would help them ensure that the game they were making would be built
around their player base's needs.
Artillery's team is made up of people that
have worked at Google, Facebook and Zynga, and has $2.5m in venture backing.
Plott said that he had told Artillery that
their idea might not work, because of issues with latency and other problems
similar games had in the past, but he was shown a working demonstration of the
game, and said he was excited from that point on.