Saturday, September 27, 2008
Who is the ex-Sulake employee now at Valve possibly planning a Habbo Competitor?
Anyone know who this ex-Habbo now at Valve possibly recruiting designers for a HABBO competitor is? From http://www.arcticstartup.com/valve-recruiting-game-developers-expanding-to-us/
"Valve logoThe Internet Agency Valve has been all quiet about its plans, but there is something going on about its operations abroad. The agency is a famous flash house in Finland, that has hogged numerous awards from many different competitions. It seems like they have something going on in the US at the moment, more specifically San Francisco. Valve is recruiting game developers and game designers with the work being located either in Helsinki, Finland or San Francisco, US. A guess is that they are looking towards some sort of Flash based social game as they emphasize the need for “good up-to-date understanding of social networks and web-trends“. I’ve heard from an industry insider that the person pulling together team is a former Sulake employee. Sulake is the house behind the world famous Habbo Hotel. An educated guess is that Valve is planning something similar, with a different target market perhaps?"
Here is some recent developments on the Valve Tweehouse initiative http://www.arcticstartup.com/valve-setting-up-a-new-social-gaming-firm-tweehouse/