Steve Danuser has been appointed Director of Community Development/Senior Designer. Danuser will oversee the construction of the company’s official website (www.greenmonstergames.net) and develop its fan community while reporting directly to GMG’s Founder, Curt Schilling. Danuser, known in the online world as “Moorgard,” was the co-founder of Mobhunter, one of the first websites focused on game design analysis and discussion. He joined Sony Online Entertainment in San Diego in 2003 as the Community Manager for EverQuest® II, founding one of the strongest and most vibrant communities in the MMO space. At SOE he later became a designer on EverQuest® II, working on many aspects of the game including significant contributions to the Echoes of Faydwer(TM) expansion. Danuser continues to discuss game design on the popular Moorgard.com website.
Ryan Shwayder has been named Community Relations Manager/Designer at GMG and will be working to establish the company’s presence through the web and other media alongside Danuser. Shwayder, commonly known to the gaming world as “Blackguard,” has been developing online communities for years, most recently as the Community Relations Manager for EverQuest® II where he also worked with Danuser. He volunteers his time for local IGDA chapters and is well-known for his game development blog at Nerfbat.com.
OK gents – come up with a name for your game. I’m very interested in what kind of game you guys come up with.