Romero, Casual Gamer

By Daavpuke, Posted 08 Sep 2010

You know John Romero, right? He’s the reason why you’re playing First Person Shooters today. The man is largely responsible for pioneer games, such as Doom, Quake or even Deus Ex.

John Romero in Doom
You must kill him, John Romero.

This, otherwise genius, individual also made some poor decisions in life. You might remember the whole Daikatana debacle, which lead him to leave Warren Spector’s Ion Storm and found Monkeystone Games. There he concentrated on making cellphone games, before allegedly leaving the company over girlfriend issues.

Well, he has now been announced as a consultant to casual game developer LOLapps. We’ll let you be the judge how well planned that decision might be, but here’s some info on them:

Critter Island

Concentrating on social network games, this company boasts to have over 50 million active users per month. Not only that, but it also claims having the largest network of social games on Facebook.

Founded in 2008, they were the first to generate Quiz and Gift Creator platforms for people to build their own applications. Their most recent work is Critter Island, where the objective is to attract tourists to your island and decorate it. But they also advertise games such as Dante’s Inferno, Band Of Heroes or Yakuza Lords. These are all Facebook adaptations, of course.

Romero will work with them on a yet unnamed Facebook game project, claiming  “This is where the excitement is now.”  He also remains active as part of Gazilliion Entertainment, which is concentrating on making MMO's..

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed.

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  • How the high have fallen...i shed tears of sorrow

    Posted Sep 08, 2010
  • @Dramus: True, though I'm still interested in Gazillion's work on Marvel Super Hero Squad Online. Haven't heard anything in a while though...
    Posted Sep 08, 2010

  • @Daavpuke: Aye, that should be quite interesting.

    Posted Sep 08, 2010

  • He is still probably getting paid wedge for it.  Go where the money is.

    Posted Sep 09, 2010

  • What a waste of pure talent.

    Posted Sep 09, 2010

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