August to September 2017, I had the very special honor and duty to help out on-site & fulltime (5 days a week) at Ubisoft Bluebyte as an audio designer, working in the trenches with the audio team of audio director Stefan Randelshofer.
This was beyond helpful & insightful, I learned so many new things & tricks, new perspectives, different ways to work with and think about audio, while being involved with 3 games, both international and national IPs. I mean, I am doing this for a while, but this big picture perspective of a company like Ubisoft, and Stefan’s strife for excellence – this was a great level up for me, for sure.
From the beginning, this was a limited position until the end of September, but we will of course stay in touch and who knows, maybe we will ride into battle again! Big thanks to the team: Stefan, Tino, Felix, Gabs and Arne, and all the other folks at Ubisoft Blue Byte! Thanks for the opportunity!
I hope to be able to shed more light on the specific games I got to work on, but safe to say, I take a lot of new input & energy into 2018!
My kind of karmic boomerang: I bought Original Sin 1 three times (2x for PC coop, 1x for Xbox), and chances are, if we ever met at a convention, that you had to endure one of my rants about that new wave of intelligent indie RPGs, where your choices and actions matter, where the world reacts to what you do, where you are not just chasing arrows to an x on a map … of which Divinity Original Sin is a prime example.
Cut to 2017, when we (mostly Heike) were asked to help with the translation of Divinity – Original Sin 2 (Larian Studios)! It has been a huge team (thx to Riotloc), okay, but I am more than happy to be connected to this stellar new wave rpg series now!