My last post, dated 3/22/2017 said I was throwing in the towel on a lifetime of game development. I felt that the locked down app stores along with Steam’s virtual monopoly on the PC market made game creation more of a roll of the dice than a business. I had three successful company exits with three game companies in a row, but I had sunk a big portion of the last payout into a bunch of different ideas at Spotkin as well as multiple angel investments. It was time to preserve my family’s money that I had accumulated over the years even though I wanted to keep going.
Even though I personally quit making games, certain people that I used to work with didn’t quit. While I can’t talk about it yet, they uncovered some incredibly interesting opportunities that allowed me to get back into the game “game”. Some day this will be a great story for this blog, but for now, just know that I’m back!
The new company is called Monster Ideas, Inc.
-Jeff Tunnell, Game Maker