This is probably not of interest to most people, but the CEO of my previous employer, JoWooD Software Productions, is stepping down. Read all about it.
Update: I just read in this German-language article that JoWooD has closed two development studios: Wings, developer of Soeldner, and JoWooD Ebensee, developer of Industry Giant. The manager of the Ebensee studio was a co-founder of the company (and one of the few people who knows why the company is called what it is). A mere two years ago, Industry Giant was the flagship franchise of the company.
From the article:
Für die Produktpipeline des Unternehmens ergeben sich daraus allerdings keine negativen Effekte.
Die Strategie von JoWooD sieht eine Fokussierung auf wenige Genres vor. Strategie-, Simulations- und Rollenspiele stellen hierbei den Kernbereich der Genres dar.
This will have no negative effects on the company’s product pipeline.
JoWooD’s strategy involves focussing on the strategy, simulation and role-playing genres.
Which makes a lot of sense given that Industry Giant is a
fast-paced action game puzzle game dating sim text adventure um. Maybe that doesn’t make sense.