Who is still with Natomic anyway? I thought there were only like 3 or 4 people still active and most of them are pretty much on their own now, working on their own projects (see Project Rhapsody, or TSE 2 for example).
28th June, 2008 at 11:35:31 -
Well, Mark is working on TSE2, Blake on Rhapsody. Andi, if I'm not mistaken, was working on some smaller project. Brad, I don't know. Solid vanished, very much so. Meric kind of vanished but I believe I heard he still works on something. Chris Och is still around. Odi, Spydaman and Yoshiman have left. And I'm still working on HFA at times and on another smaller game.
So we're still around.
You know, you also have to take our age into consideration. I believe I was the youngest, or at least one of the youngest members of Natomic. I'm 21 right now. The oldest, I think, is Andi or Mark (slap on the wrist). They're probably on their late twenties. Doing games as a hobby demands you to slave yourself for weeks. Sometimes you're able to do this. Sometimes, having a partner, work, personal pleasures, etc., doesn't allow for such a consuming hobby. I think Spydaman and I were interested in the same field: I work as a movie director, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer. That alone takes, at times, 25 hours of my day away from me. I'm only assuming he's under the same sun. So, to be brief, once you start growing older, making games isn't a possibility unless it becomes a way to make ends meet (and it also implies the funny hair-do and the Derek Yu-like attitude).