The news out of Stardock today is that Derek Paxton was promoted to VP of Stardock Entertainment, and the folks at PC Gamer have an interview up about his new role at Stardock.
“PC Gamer: How did you end up at Stardock?
Derek Paxton: I worked in business software. I worked for a company called Novell for 12 years. In my off hours, I was making video games. It’s always been a passion of mine. Playing video games, making video games. I made a mod for Civilization IV called Fall From Heaven, which was a fantasy version of Civilization. I had a lot of fun creating it, and It did very well.
Stardock, meanwhile, has a long history of making great strategy games, and at the time they were working on Elemental: War of Magic. They finished that at about the same time I finished Fall From Heaven. I was looking around thinking what I would do next. I enjoyed what I was doing, but I liked my job too, and I’d never thought I could get into game development as a real career. There are a lot of people that want to be in game development and not nearly enough jobs for everybody.”
It’s a great and informative interview, so be sure to give it a read!