A big welcome to Adam Biessener

By on September 24, 2013 10:03:43 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Greetings!

imageI’d like to introduce you to Stardock’s new Brand Manager, Adam Biessener.  For the past decade, Adam has been one of, if not the top strategy game reviewer at Game Informer Magazine and frankly, the games industry itself.

You can read some of his excellent work at Game Informer here: http://www.gameinformer.com/members/giadam/default.aspx

So what is a Brand Manager? It’s a leadership position that was created to help make sure our games are just plain better.  Not just better in terms of gameplay (which obviously matters) but in how we communicate what we are doing with the wider world.

For the past 3 years, Derek and I have been tag-teaming this role.  I tend to focus somewhat excessively on the importance of good AI in strategy games and writing copy.  Derek has handled a lot of the copy, screenshots, critiquing, etc. in his spare time.

With Derek’s recent promotion to Vice President of Stardock Entertainment, all our games now go through him and so we realized we needed to bring in an industry veteran to take care of the relative vast amount of work that needs to be done. We needed someone familiar with strategy games (of course) but also the industry in a way that we aren’t.

Over the next 60 days, Stardock will be making a bunch of announcements.  People have asked us what we did with “the Impulse money”.  Well, you’re about to find out.

So please welcome Adam aboard! We are glad and lucky to have him!

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September 24, 2013 10:17:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well at least he can be honest about trying to sell more copies now..

 

Welcome Adam.

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September 24, 2013 10:25:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 A warm welcome Adam...        and congratulations to Derek on the recent promotion too...   

 

 

 

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September 25, 2013 12:44:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome! 

That big enough?

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September 25, 2013 1:08:18 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The first day on the job, Adam Biessner will walk in with a poster depicting a crosshair covering Frogboy's face. As time goes by, he will throw arrows onto the poster for each of Frogboy's gaffes.

I expect you won't be able to tell it's a poster at the end of the second year.

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September 25, 2013 3:56:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome, Adam.

Now, as I recall....it's a condition of SD employment that you are up to speed with Monty Python humour .....

There WILL be a quiz....

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September 25, 2013 4:14:31 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

er, welcome

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September 25, 2013 5:17:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome Adam, best of good luck! Congrats Derek!  

 

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September 25, 2013 6:02:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Congrats to Derek on the promo and welcome Adam.......to the LBC.

Looney Bin Central Its an alias...don't tell nobody.

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September 25, 2013 6:19:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome Adam! And GG to Derek!

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September 25, 2013 6:21:45 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

wohooo - make em, and I will buy em. Welcome

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September 25, 2013 7:57:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome Adam and congrats Derek!  

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September 25, 2013 8:23:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome to the family Adam!

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September 25, 2013 9:23:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,

Welcome! 

That big enough?

 

Nah Wiz... this is:

 

WELCOME ADAM!

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September 25, 2013 10:10:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Show off.

 

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September 25, 2013 2:24:34 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Welcome. I hope you enjoy your stay.

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September 25, 2013 5:35:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Indeed welcome.  I'm looking forward to some new great Stardock Game Titles. 

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September 25, 2013 9:38:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Welcome!

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September 25, 2013 9:45:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Welcome! I use to work at GameStop and have had a subscription to GI for quite a few years now. Read quite a few of his reviews! Good to have another expert in the genre on the team!

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September 25, 2013 10:38:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome aboard Adam!

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September 26, 2013 6:28:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Putting that Impulse money to good use I see. (needs to be October!) Welcome captain. 

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September 26, 2013 6:59:16 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Welcome!

 

People have asked us what we did with “the Impulse money”. Well, you’re about to find out

I am looking forward to it.

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September 26, 2013 7:24:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi and welcome Adam.

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September 26, 2013 8:41:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Glad to have you on the team Adam!! 

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September 26, 2013 9:58:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I can't believe someone decided to move to Michigan!

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