January 25, 2013

Breaking: J. Todd Coleman leaving Kingsisle


If you haven't heard by now creator J Todd Coleman, co-founder of Kingsisle, is leaving Kingsisle. He left a letter on Facebook today explaining why exactly he was leaving and wishing us luck. Here's his letter on here and a link to it so you can wish him the best! Thank you J. Todd Coleman for all that you've done for the Wizard101/ Pirate101 players!

This update is going to be one of the hardest that I have written, so please hang with me as I try and get through it. I have decided to leave Kingsisle and pursue my own course. This might sound crazy-- and, full disclosure, it probably is-- but it is something I have to do. What a fantastic experience this has been! As the creative lead of our games, and first employee hired in Austin, I was in the unique position to watch this team blossom, and watch our games grow from niche titles to mainstream popularity. Wow! A handful of dreamers got together and turned an unknown start-up into the market leader of online entertainment.. That's not something you see everyday. I am blessed to have been able to play a role, and I know that I am leaving the company in capable hands. I have no doubt that the Spiral will continue to expand for many years. What's next for me? I'm a storyteller, so I will keep doing what I do best-- dream up ideas, breathe life into characters, build worlds for you to explore... only next time, I want to do it for myself. I'm an entrepreneur at heart. A new company, a new game, a new story... I'm not ready to say, but I've got something to show, you guys will be the first to know. I want to thank you for becoming a part of this community. Your patronage has allowed me to work with my best friends, and to entertain you, for almost a decade. You gave me a chance to build something, something unique and wonderful. These are more than games to me. I see these worlds when I sleep. I greet these characters like old friends. These are the dreams that filled my childhood. I cannot tell you how fortunate I am, to have been given the chance to share them with you. 

1 comment:

Autumn DreamWalker said...

It's great of you to make this post. And thanks J Todd Coleman, for all you have done. Good luck with everything!