View Full Version : Congrats BoBo the seal!
11-18-2004, 11:46 PM
Starting February, BoBo the seal will be the new Sr. Artist at Ironlore Entertainment. I had a chance to work with them, and their game is gonna be rockin. Heres hoping for the best buddy!
The real reason he is moving is that he cannot stand to be away from me. So Boston is our compromise city.
11-19-2004, 12:30 AM
Too bad I have him for the next few months! muhaahah
Hell yea though BoBo, big congrats on the job. Now back to work! *whip sound
11-19-2004, 01:13 AM
congrats bobo! i like spreading the gospel of bobo -- starting as a lowly school teacher then quitting and then doing what you love and now you are a video game artist superstar. pimp more stuff!!
WHERE IS THE BOBO LOVE
Such a trifling thing such as work should not interfere with Polycounting... /images/graemlins/smile.gif
hey nice one Bobo! So dont mean to pry, but no more freelancing then?
Well done, but i am kind of sorry to hear this, i was hoping that thefreeelancing would be so good that you would never leave it, if for no other reason than i am getting on a bit my self and as there really arnt many people older than me in the industry i was hoping it would be a solution.
11-19-2004, 03:03 AM
Congrats on the new gig, hope all goes well /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
11-19-2004, 03:33 AM
11-19-2004, 05:28 AM
Congrats Bobo! Boston rules too /images/graemlins/smile.gif So you are sick of being an independent contractor ? :P
11-19-2004, 05:29 AM
Nice job Bobo, hope you dig it. =]
11-19-2004, 07:34 AM
Congrats man! There are lots of cool places to live in Boston, it's a great city.
11-19-2004, 07:42 AM
Very nice. Seems that Ensemble experience proved worthwhile given the nature of their project. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-19-2004, 08:03 AM
bobo the who?
11-19-2004, 08:16 AM
great to hear /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-19-2004, 08:39 AM
very cool bobo! congrats.
11-19-2004, 08:59 AM
Bobo, thanks for all the science you dropped while in Dallas. Thanks for being in on Sketch Group, as well. We'll be expecting big BIG things, so don't let us down! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-19-2004, 09:13 AM
Congrats Bobo, that's a great opportunity. Iron Lore is a going to be a real big name in the future I think. Get a jacket, going to be a bit colder then Texas.
11-19-2004, 09:19 AM
yay, more east coast goodness.
now we have to have a party.
11-19-2004, 09:40 AM
Congrats BoBo, I'll miss you here in Dallas.
Senior eh? Thats awesome! Congrats Bobo.
Wha! Nice, back in-house then? Boston? thats not tooo far from here now!! HAR HAR
/images/graemlins/smile.gif congrats man.!
So does that mean your freelance contracts ARE NOW MINE! OMG /images/graemlins/smile.gif
SEND them to me!! AHAH
11-19-2004, 10:31 AM
Congrats! good luck with Ironlore.
11-19-2004, 10:33 AM
Congrats Bobo, and welcome to the East Coast...
btw...you'll be seeing lots of snow in a couple of months most likely...
11-19-2004, 12:12 PM
Illusions, what do you mean couple of months? Maine's already had snowfall. bwahahaha.
11-19-2004, 12:28 PM
Christmas came early. /images/graemlins/grin.gif Sounds like an awesome opportunity. Go kick much butt. Grats Bobo!
11-19-2004, 12:43 PM
Cool! Beantown is teh roxorz, you're gonna love it (hell, for all I know you lived there most of your life). Keep us posted and I'll take any contract work that tpe or b1ll can't handle! /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
11-19-2004, 01:03 PM
11-19-2004, 02:38 PM
Thanks guys! This was a unique opportunity that I just couldnít pass up.
Contracting was going really well for me. In the past 5 months Iíve worked on 7 titles and have 2 more that I was going to start once this in-house contract with 5000ft ends in December. My biggest hurtle with Contracting has been not being able to say no. I was a bit like a kid in a candy store. I wanted to work on everything that came my way. This has caused me to do more crunching during this time than I have ever done at any studio. At times Iíve gotten way over my head and overwhelmed (at any given time I have had 3 contracts going at once). Thatís the biggest reason I havenít posted much in a while. I just havenít had the time I thought I would.
With that said, Iíve had a lot of fun (also made a lot of money) and by all means I wasnít really looking to go back to a studio. A lot of things would have had to fall in line for me to give up my contracting. When Iron Lore came knocking it just felt like the right fit for me.
Iíve repeatedly praised Ensemble as a studio. I felt Ensemble had everything I would ever want in a studio with the exception of two things. Although the games where great, I just didnít feel they were the right fit for me artistically. Also, and a bit more important to me, I felt that the studio had a lot of history and layers already in place. I really didnít know how I could make my niche and grow within the development team when so many others were already in the waiting line. Iron Lore was founded by some of the former founders of Ensemble. From my talks with them, and from what Iíve seen, they have a lot of the same culture and beliefs that they helped instill into Ensemble. I think they are going to repeat there success they had with Ensemble and I hope to be a part of that. In addition to the culture, the projects content and style is greatly inline to the work I love to do. Ultimately, I feel this is an opportunity for me to get in on the ground floor of something special.
Heh, my biggest concern is the cold. Iíve been a Texas boy all my life. Iím excited for the adventure but Iím a little wary about the cold. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-19-2004, 02:51 PM
Congratz to my favorite Seal, woot Bobo!
You have been one of the major influences on me. /images/graemlins/smile.gif Goodluck
11-19-2004, 03:30 PM
Congrats Bobo, on the job. You are an asset to be headhunted. Y[u'll probably hate Boston tho.. )Kidding!!)
11-19-2004, 04:59 PM
you get used to the cold. i run around here in t-shirts all winter.
So Bobo, this means you'll be offering the contest winner a job, right? right? /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
11-20-2004, 01:43 AM
Nice one Mr Seal sir. I've not heard of this Ironlore before... are they a new company? Any suggestions as to what you might be working on?
11-20-2004, 04:44 AM
like this was a surprise to anyone /images/graemlins/laugh.gif but i appreciate your description of your time doing contract work. congrats, and here's hoping for a smooth resettlement for you and mrs. in the Boston area. cheers /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-20-2004, 12:27 PM
congratz m8, thats good to hear that you went for the job.
Wish you the best of luck, have fun /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-20-2004, 04:47 PM
awesome man. congradulations bobo!
and quite frankly, you'll get used to the cold. i love it /images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-20-2004, 04:55 PM
Sweet! Congrats Bobo!
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