Big News!

I’ve had my eye on Hothead Games ever since I found out that Ron Gilbert was working for them. The fact that they do episodic indie games, have a good relationship with the Telltale folks, and are based in my current hometown is nice enough, but honestly, any company that’s smart enough to hire the creator of the Monkey Island™ series — one of the defining inspirations of my formative indie adventure game developer years — is definitely worth working for.

Bearing this in mind, I’m very proud to announce that as of this coming May, only days after my long-awaited graduation from university, I am going to be working at Hothead full-time as a programmer. [1] They’ll be putting me on DeathSpank, the episodic adventure/RPG that Ron’s been trying to get made for the past handful of years, which I’m super excited about because it espouses many ideals similar to what I attempted with Chivalry is Not Dead, namely morally complex situations and a silly, satirical outlook on your average video game story. In other words, you should all be looking forward to it, if you aren’t already.

P.S. Happy Pi Day!

  1. That is, unless I wake up and discover that this is all a dream. Which is actually not too far-fetched an idea, come to think of it.
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13 Responses to Big News!

  1. Mavenu says:

    Congrats on the job!

    i remember reading about hothead in the courier.

  2. seth says:


  3. Edmundo says:

    Congratulations, Deirdra! That’s awesome news! It’s great when you get to find a good job working for one of the people who inspired you to make games while being close to the comfort of home. I’m kind of jelaous. :P

    PS- I’m pretty sure this is not a dream. ^^

  4. Max Battcher says:

    Congratulations, Deirdra! Sounds like a great job, indeed.

  5. Rikard says:


  6. Andrew Langley says:

    Congrats! Looks like you got what you wanted after all. :)

  7. MusEditions says:

    If it IS a dream, I’m sure not going to be the one who wakes you up! You so deserve this, and I’m very excited; both for you and your career as well as about the upcoming game. Yay!

  8. Vince says:

    Wow, big congratulations! That is awesome news!

  9. Erwin says:

    Wow, somehow I missed this. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I envy you! (wishing there were game developers in my area)

  10. Nathan Hansen says:


  11. Heather says:

    Wow, congratulations! That is so awesome! I guess I will just have to see you at GDCs then.

  12. ComradeNarf says:

    Congratulations! I’m already psyched about Hothead after their work on The Rainslick Precipice of Darkness. Ummm… Any way I can bribe you into sneaking me some cool Deathspank swag?