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November 19th, 2012, 18:52
Originally Posted by Maylander View Post
Who's Guido Henkel? I see the references, but I honestly haven't seen his name mentioned related to those projects before.
See the posts below. He is a retired developer who quit in frustration because he found himself between a rock (Interplay shortly after their IPO) and a hard place (a dev team which quite naturally didn't enjoy being pushed around by a producer who had to enforce company interests) during the Torment dev cycle. The result was a masterpiece, but Henkel didn't like the role he had to play at all. He even called it a "crap job" and remarks that it was not a position for making friends. He [paraphrased] "swore to himself after Torment never todo that [he means working as a producer] again".

He made the Northland Trilogy, and after that he had offers by SirTech to make Wizardry 8 and Interplay to make a game which turned out to become Torment. Star Trail and Torment are 2 all time classics. That's more than most devs have on their resume.

btw., Guido considers Torment his overall best game and he says it's the one he's most proud of.
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