If you’re gonna play the Gameboy, ya gotta learn to play it right

July 25, 2009

Ok, so that’s not quite how the lyrics for Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler go, but it’s an amusing case of misheard lyrics. The Gambler is just one of 21 great country songs you’ll find in the brand new Rock Band Country Track Pack, available now for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.

Enough with the blatant advertising. Rock Band Country Track Pack was a joint venture between Demiurge Studios and Harmonix Music Systems that I’m proud to say I was a part of. I had a blast working on it, since I was already a huge fan of the Rock Band franchise. But prior to this past Tuesday’s release, we couldn’t tell anyone we were working on it, even though the game had been announced in May, thanks to some bigwigs in upper management who decided it wasn’t in their interests. Of course, now that the game is on the street and our logo and names are in the credits, we can talk freely.

Rock Band Country Track Pack now joins Brothers in Arms: Double Time in the elite class of retail games with my name in them. Mass Effect (PC) also has my name in it, as Demiurge credits all people in the studio in its products, although I only worked on that game for about two weeks. Word-Fu (iPhone) was another game I worked on, but it has very minimal credits. You can still find my (first) name at the top of the built-in high scores table — of course, that’s not my real high score. If they’d let me put in my real high score, that would have just been too depressing to people who bought the game who aren’t very good spellers.

What’s next for Demiurge? Only time will tell. Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.

One Response to “If you’re gonna play the Gameboy, ya gotta learn to play it right”

  1. Hey Adam,

    Congrats on the release. Found my way to your blog via SO. Read through your posts and you have some nice stuff, keep it up! I pretty much read the same blogs you listed, go figure…though I’m a vi guy. At least we can agree on the tabs vs spaces thing!

    Take care.