Grim Dawn - Greetings from Jalex - RPGWatch Forums
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Grim Dawn - Greetings from Jalex

Default Grim Dawn - Greetings from Jalex

June 19th, 2012, 09:38
Jesse Comb joins the Grim Dawn designer ranks and, like the last addition, is a refugee from 38 Studios:
Hello Grim Dawn fans!

My name is Jesse (in unison, Hi Jesse) AKA Jalex - the newest member of the Grim Dawn team! Ive joined up as a designer and my main responsibilities will be creating beautiful (but twisted) playspaces, and filling them up with enemies you can hack, slash, and shoot your way through. In addition Ill be writing and implementing fun quests that thematically fit the world.

Like Zantai, Im a refugee of 38 Studios. When it closed - scratch that - imploded violently, my love of Titan Quest (and the modding tools!) drove me to contact Arthur about working on Grim Dawn, probably one of the best decisions Ive made in a while.

At 38, I was a Content Designer on an unreleased MMO codenamed Copernicus. My job was creating playspaces, filling them up with enemies, and creating quests that thematically fit the world. If that sounds similar to what I wrote above thats a good thing! I plan on taking everything I learned at 38 and put it to good use here. Obviously MMOs and ARPGs are a bit different beasts, but they share a lot of common design principles when it comes to providing you, the player, the best experience possible.

Prior to joining 38, I worked on several small teams, learning not only about design, but how to manage scope, wear a lot of hats, work with other disciplines, and meet deadlines. My most recent released title is Hamster: Attack! - where I designed all of the levels its cute, cartoony, and casual and I never want to do anything like that again.

The Grim Dawn setting is one that really resonates with me, and the game, even at this early state simply amazing. Its an indy venture, brought up to this state by barely a handful of people, and not backed by a big publisher. On the surface, that might seem risky - With Zantai, I just spent the last year of my life working on something that no one will ever see, outside of either of our control So Im sensitive to that kind of thing.

But just spending a couple of days in the game, and creating bits and pieces of content, I know this game will not only ship, but thrill players and critics alike- and Im going to do my utmost to make sure that happens!
Thank you all for supporting Grim Dawn, and Im truly honored to be a part of this community.

-Jesse Jalex Comb
More information.
Dhruin is offline


Dhruin's Avatar
RPGWatch Team


Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,968
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)


June 19th, 2012, 09:38
Seems like an enthusiastic guy, I wish him luck.
Santos is offline




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)


June 19th, 2012, 11:01
That is one more ex 38 guy well good to see some good things coming from bad thing.
Nameless one is offline

Nameless one

Nameless one's Avatar


Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sto plains
Posts: 1,435
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)


June 19th, 2012, 17:32
Nice to see some of these peeps landing on their feet, and on solid ground. Good talent will always find employment.

Carnifex is offline




Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Posts: 4,108
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Grim Dawn - Greetings from Jalex
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:57.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch