Greetings Attuned Mortals and Immortals alike! Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Brett ‘Strig’ Robinson and I’ve recently joined the Citadel Studios team as Executive Producer.

I won’t bore you with details of my career Before Gaming (BG); telecom, marketing, project management, blah blah blah.  No.  What’s important is that I am a lifelong gamer and I got my start in the games industry back in 2001 at a small studio in Northern VA making their first MMO: Dark Age of Camelot.  I was with Mythic Entertainment for many years; initially as a lead in their CS department and then as a designer on DAOC’s expansions and later on Warhammer: Age of Reckoning.

In 2009 I moved to Atlanta, GA and started as Lead Systems Designer for Cartoon Network’s Game Studio where I worked on bringing their brands to life in games like FusionFall and Adventure Time: Battle Party.

I am joining Citadel Studios at a really exciting time.  Shards Online is taking a truly innovative approach to the MMORPG and while still early in development, Shards is already in a playable and enjoyable state.  More than that, I have had a chance to tinker with modding, and even in Pre-Alpha and without our full spectrum of planned tools I am amazed at how powerful and flexible it is.  The ability to completely mod the game from top to bottom to create your own unique Shards experience is going to be one of SO’s most exciting and powerful facets; providing what so many MMOs claim to offer but fail to deliver: a truly infinite amount of content to explore.

Perhaps even more amazing than the game and the technology behind it is how passionate and creative the Shards community has shown itself to be.  I have been lurking in the forums various social channels for a while now and I am excited by the enthusiasm and ideas coming from all of you and hope I’ll be able to help channel many of them into our game.  You will see a lot more of me in those channels in the future and I look forward to hearing from you.

Remember, this is your game and these are your rules, the success of Shards Online depends on you.