Harvey and Randy Smith leave Ion Storm Austin

Harvey is one of the people I saw a couple of times at this year’s GDC, and figured I’d say hello to when we weren’t both running around, and then that never happened. I actually sat next to Randy for some time at GDC but didn’t recognise him the first ten minutes or so. So it goes.

Here is an interview with Harvey over at Gamespy, and here is one with Gamespot. What’s nice about the interviews is how much he talks about the relationship between being an effective, creative person, and being a well-rounded person. Lame as it may sound, this is one reason why I occasionally post things here which are not directly related to games.

I can’t find much word on what Randy is doing now, apart from the rants of irate Thief fans, but his departure seems to have been less than amicable. Again, so it goes. I wish all of them good luck.

Comments 3

  1. Aubrey wrote:

    I secretly harbour the desire to be employed in Harvey’s new company, assuming it gets the funding it needs. Oh no! The secret is out!

    This isn’t me sucking up, but I think it’s very brave of Harvey to take this jump, and I truely hope that it bears fruit. Good luck to him!

    Posted 18 Apr 2004 at 0:07
  2. Walter wrote:

    Hey, I’ll work for Harvey! Even if only as a QA tester – I’ve got a ways to go before I can qualify for any sort of programming position.

    Regardless, I wish both (unrelated) Smiths the best!

    Posted 18 Apr 2004 at 16:26
  3. julia wrote:

    Randy, I lost you
    have been e-mailing you at ion and now I know you are gone. What is your new E-mail adress? I miss you…

    Anyone who has seen my Randy Smith please help me find him. He is a 5’11 brunette with a fair to ruddy complexion, harbors a secret predisposition toward super tall loud mouthed native Vermonters who take themselves too serioiusly,and scatological humor… rewards will be forth coming to anyone who can accurately describe to me his whereabouts
    -thanx Julia from VT.

    Posted 23 Jul 2004 at 0:48