Stardock’s lead game developer, Cari “Elf” Begle, who led the effort in Galactic Civilizations I, The Political Machine, Galactic Civilizations II and part of Fallen Enchantress (until she went on maternity leave) will be leaving us on May 1 to focus on being a mom. She’s one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. She’s an amazing developer, a kind hearted person and is always eager to take on new challenges. She was the one who did most of our network programming (including the multiplayer in The Political Machine and was critical in fixing the MP issues Demigod had when it first launched).
For now, that leaves me as the interim lead game developer at Stardock until we can find someone to try to step into her shoes.
CariElf will still be around, but not in any official capacity. I’ll miss her daily presence. She always brightens up any room she’s in with her infectious positive attitude and excitement to do something new.
As a reminder, our jobs page is here: https://www.stardock.com/about/jobs.asp