The story of Alex Seropian is a perfect reminder of why it's a good career move to help make one of the most popular game franchises in history. Because when you co-found Bungie
, it's OK if you make Stubbs the Zombie
followed by Hail to the Chimp
-- you can still be hired
to oversee creative development for Disney's video game development arm!
Seropian's company, Wideload Games
, which is also being acquired by Disney, had used an interesting model where game programming was contracted out after his team had designed the title. We'll be interested to see if the business plan re-emerges in some way at the House of Mickey.