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dgackeydgackey Austin, TXPosts: 699Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
edited September 2013 in News from the Dev Team
Hello everyone, wanted to introduce myself.

As @CodeWizard mentioned in last week's State of GameSalad update, I'm the new Director of Operations here at GameSalad. My name is Dan Magaha and it's wonderful to be here ;)

I'll be working with Stephen and the rest of the team on all kinds of exciting stuff in the very near future, but focused at the moment on coordinating our move to a new office, so please bear with me as I get up to speed with the studio, the product, and our customers.

A bit of background: I've been making games since 1999. I started my career with Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, MD and had the honor of working with my idol, Sid Meier, on several titles over my time there. I moved to Austin in 2007 to join NCsoft (which is where @CodeWizard and I met!), and most recently was the Studio Director and Exec Producer for a small studio here in Austin called Seamless Entertainment (we launched an Unreal-powered space shooter called "SOL: Exodus" last year on Steam).

At any rate, very pleased to be joining the GameSalad team and I've been really blown away with the products that you guys have been making with the tools. Steve, Stephen and I all share a common passion for helping you guys make the best quality and most successful games, and I look forward to working with you guys in the near future :D

Dan

Dan Magaha · COO · GameSalad, Inc · [email protected]

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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 9,096Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    edited September 2013
    Hello and welcome, Dan! It's great to have you on board. I'm excited to see the things you push out for us! I guess that sounds selfish, but I just can't think of anything else to say. Excited to have you!

    Cheers,
    Braydon

    EDIT: Wow! You have the Two Year Anniversary badge already? Phew! Time flies! ;)
  • mataruamatarua Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 854Member
    Nice one welcome from me too :) Sid Meier eh? WOW :D
  • natzuurnatzuur Posts: 304Member
    edited September 2013
    Why hello, looks like you have some great credentials. Welcome!



    EDIT: Wow! You have the Two Year Anniversary badge already? Phew! Time flies! ;)

    And you can time travel too. =P
  • dgackeydgackey Austin, TXPosts: 699Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    @Braydon_SFX not on the forums, but as a GameSalad user. I registered for an account when I heard about the product but hadn't participated in the forums until today.

    Dan Magaha · COO · GameSalad, Inc · [email protected]

  • dgackeydgackey Austin, TXPosts: 699Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    matarua said:

    Nice one welcome from me too :) Sid Meier eh? WOW :D

    First job in the industry! I grew up playing Microprose games and never thought I'd meet the guy, much less work for him. 100% as brilliant as advertised, with none of the diva attitude that a guy of his stature is entitled to.

    I still have a lot of friends there. The X-Com remake was largely comprised of members of the team I managed when we made Railroads!.

    Dan Magaha · COO · GameSalad, Inc · [email protected]

  • SingleSparqSingleSparq Posts: 1,339Member
    Ahh so your a forum lurker - At least you know what your getting yourself into! :))
    Welcome.

    Member since November 2009 :D
    Twitter: @SingleSparq Web: www.singlesparq.com

  • dgackey said:

    I started my career with Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, MD and had the honor of working with my idol, Sid Meier, on several titles over my time there.

    The CrAzY part about this is that I live in Westminister MD which is about 30 min from Hunt Vally. Mind Blown!!!

  • CodeWizardCodeWizard Posts: 1,143Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    Hooray for Dan joining us!
  • dgackeydgackey Austin, TXPosts: 699Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    dgackey said:

    I started my career with Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, MD and had the honor of working with my idol, Sid Meier, on several titles over my time there.

    The CrAzY part about this is that I live in Westminister MD which is about 30 min from Hunt Vally. Mind Blown!!!

    I used to live in Reisterstown, drove through "West Minister" all the time :) I do miss the fall, but not the snow. Good God, not the snow.

    Dan Magaha · COO · GameSalad, Inc · [email protected]

  • dgackeydgackey Austin, TXPosts: 699Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    Ahh so your a forum lurker - At least you know what your getting yourself into! :))
    Welcome.

    I was the community manager at Firaxis during the Civ III days, so I've done a couple tours of duty, so to speak. The GS forums will, I'm sure, be an illuminating experience :)


    Dan Magaha · COO · GameSalad, Inc · [email protected]

  • dgackey said:

    I used to live in Reisterstown, drove through "West Minister" all the time I do miss the fall, but not the snow. Good God, not the snow.

    Stupid computer auto corrected it from Westminster to Westminister. Hate that. Yep, I drive through Reisterstown a lot. It truly is a small world! Hahahahahah, I personally like the snow only for the snowboarding aspect! Besides that, snow can die or melt to death! How ever you want to look at it. :p
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member
    Congratulations @dgackey on your appointment and welcome to the community :)
  • fadamionfadamion Posts: 309Member, PRO
    welcome
  • neomanneoman Posts: 813Member
    @dgackey Welcome nice to have you here ... Looking forward to exciting times ;-)
  • zzap64zzap64 Posts: 405Member
    Welcome aboard.
  • TheGabfatherTheGabfather Posts: 633Member
    Hello Dan :-j swell credentials!

    Welcome -- I hope you can bring even more awesome magic to the software as well as to the community! Cheers.

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  • kinzuakinzua Posts: 554Member
    edited September 2013
    Hey Dan.
    Welcome to GS & the community.
    Wishing you a good time at GS & the forums
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Welcome, sir!

    I hope your experience as a gamer will come to the fore!

    Best wishes,

    QS =D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
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    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • RiffelRiffel Posts: 1,272Member
    Welcome Dan. Good luck with the new job!
  • BoomshackBarryBoomshackBarry Posts: 712Member
    Hey Dan, great to have you here - come in and make yourself comfortable :)

    Why not check out my development blog?

  • mataruamatarua Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 854Member
    I grew up on the Vic 20 > Spectrum 48k > so remember the Microprose games from then even - all class ^:)^
    dgackey said:

    matarua said:

    Nice one welcome from me too :) Sid Meier eh? WOW :D

    First job in the industry! I grew up playing Microprose games and never thought I'd meet the guy, much less work for him. 100% as brilliant as advertised, with none of the diva attitude that a guy of his stature is entitled to.

    I still have a lot of friends there. The X-Com remake was largely comprised of members of the team I managed when we made Railroads!.

  • sincitygamessincitygames Posts: 6Member, PRO
    Welcome! Hope to see big things in the future!
  • DuesDues Posts: 1,159Member
    Welcome to a wonderful community! :)
  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,865Member
    Welcome! You don't like snow? Not even to play in?
  • GamepencilerGamepenciler Artist/Game Developer Posts: 326Member, PRO
    Welcome and nice to meet you mate :)

    Artist/Game Developer / Animator at your service..

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO

    @dgackey Hi Dan, and welcome. :-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • HauschildStudiosHauschildStudios Posts: 71Member, PRO
    juhuu new members welcome Dan
  • Claudia247Claudia247 Posts: 12Member
    As I am 6 hrs earlier than you with my first post, feel duty bound to say welcome :-)
  • jigglybeanjigglybean Posts: 1,584Member
    Welcome to the GS community.

    Like Balls? Then click here! We've 100 coming soon

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