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Company News CD Projekt RED loses Artur Ganszyniec

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Jason, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    Tags: CD Projekt; Witcher, The

    GameBanshee <a href="http://gamebanshee.com/news/97061-principal-designer-artur-ganszyniec-left-cd-projekt-red.html" target="blank">bears word</a> that Artur Ganszyniec, lead story designer on boob inspector sim <b>The Witcher</b>, is no longer a part of CD Projekt RED. From <a href="http://pl.linkedin.com/in/arturganszyniec" target="blank">LinkedIn</a>:
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    <blockquote>Principal Designer
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    CD Projekt RED
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    (Privately Held; Computer Games industry)
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    January 2008 — February 2010 (2 years 2 months)
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    - story design (form the overall concept to particular quests and scenes)
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    - working on the game vision
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    - project management
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    - managing the design & implementation team
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    - designing tools used in by the implementation team
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    - writing dialogues</blockquote>
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    <i>Thanks to Andhaira for the tip</i>
     
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  2. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  3. random_encounter Educated

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    I'm still looking forward to the sequel, but damn. That came out of nowhere. Maybe his part was done and he's moving on to something else?
     
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  4. Ausir Arcane

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    Michal Madej, lead designer of The Witcher, also left some time ago. He now works at Ubisoft Shanghai on an unannounced RPG.
     
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  5. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  6. dragonfk Erudite

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    What's the fuss all about? It's not like he was a cRPG Messiah. We already have one.
     
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  7. Gerrard Arcane

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    His story design was clearly not AAA enough.
     
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  8. mondblut Arcane

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    Well, since the story department was an only good aspect of this otherwise lame consoletard twitchfest, we can now be certain TWitcher 2 is going to be an offtopic.
     
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  9. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Pretty sure the Witcher 2 is out of the story design phase. They're probably still writing some dialogue, but they're in crunch mode, a big chunk of Artur's job was already done.
     
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  10. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Considering the guy's position among others is a project manager, safe to presume that their part of the project is done.
     
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  11. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    I still have never played The Witcher... the b00bie cards thing turned me off.

    Maybe I should give it a try some day...
     
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  12. catfood AGAIN

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    I haven't played it yet either although I have bought it. The reason is that it seems that 11,5 GB of hard drive space isn't enough for the game and the super duper enhanced edition patch. But I'll definitely give it a go once I buy a new HDD.
     
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  13. Monocause Arcane

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    Did these two got sacked, or did they leave on their own volition? Got any info?
     
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  14. RainSong Scholar

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    Rly? r u gay or something?

    There, this should cure u --

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae__V7W1jas
     
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  15. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  16. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    Uhhhhhmmmm. Jaesun, dude.
     
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  17. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Don't use quicksaves. They accumulate rather than overwriting.

    Boobie cards were silly, but WTF?

    Also, you can avoid most, if not all of them by not trying to get laid compulsively.
     
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    This news sucks. Hopefully it doesn't mean they have replaced the positions with nextgen faggots and Witcher is going to be the new shit from now on.

    I am sure there is some mod available that replaces them with cocks.

    But why the rush, young man? You could wait another 5-10 years until it is considered a classic, buy it at GOG or something like that, and thereby demonstrate your elaborate gaming taste.

    I just checked, Witcher Enhanced Edition + Adventures = 8.79 GB

    Which doesn't bother me, I have two 640 GB drives, so I can afford several backup copies as well :)

    And as Draq said: the saves are quite large. I quickly accumulated one or two gigabytes of savegames, which the game hid somewhere in C:\Documents and Settings. However, all you need to do is locate and delete them from time to time..
     
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  19. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Didn't play witcher either, but weren't the dialogues on the level of "I piss on your juvenile scorn" and "Your mother sucks dwarf cock"?
     
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  20. Phelot Arcane

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    Yes.

    For me, the story was utterly nonsensical and was the epitome of trying too hard. IMO they set out to make their game "hard"

    Though, I liked the atmosphere and overall style of the world and that alone kept me going.

    The combat was blah
     
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  21. covr Cipher

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    It seems that he left at his own wish - he had some other little projects, and he wants to focus on them. Also, the story is done, and his absence will not affect on current project.

    R00fles!
     
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  22. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Polish thing. You not get.
     
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  23. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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  24. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    Maybe because English isn't my native language, I didn't have a problem with the dialog either. I flinched at hearing 'abso-fucking-lutely' in the dungeon, or 'your mother sucks dwarf cock', but that was about it.

    Compare with Russian games and you'll see that the translation is absolutely ok, with a very few odd lines that remain.

    Mind that I waited for about a year after release and got the improved extended version from the beginning, so I don't know from what initial state they had improved it.

    Having said that, nowadays even east european companies should be able to hire at least 1 native speaking person with some sort of linguistic or journalistic degree.
     
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