Let’s start off 2014 by introducing the newest Acid Wizard – Piotr Rusewicz! After a long initiation process (which of all the candidates, only he survived), we welcome him into our ranks! He will be starting work full time from February, but he’s already doing a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff. Here’s what he has to say about himself:
Hi, my name is Piotr and I’m proud to be the newest member of Acid Wizard Studio. I knew I had to join the team the first time I saw Darkwood. Here I am, so I suppose you can call it a success. In AWS, I will be working as a copywriter, community manager, screenwriter and additional designer.
Writing about yourself is a little bit like trying to make a whole game in one night. It doesn’t work. So, to make a long story short – I have a background in independent comic books (which you can see in this post), video game journalism and literature. Fortunately, my mind is still functional and fully operative, but video games have had a great influence on my life.
I grew up with the PlayStation generation, and have always been in love with RPGs and fighting games. On the other side – as a kid from a small town I’ve always loved books. So games and books have been my passion as long as I can remember. I have an Master of Arts in therapy/pedagogy and I’m a sad idealist. It’s probably because I have played too much Yasumi Matsuno’s games. I believe narrative is the most crucial part of a successful video game. A well-lead narrative – or a lack of it – is what influences the game’s reception the most, especially in the horror genre. When it comes to risk/reward ratio and gameplay difficulty, it is narrative that makes you play in spite of everything. And believe me, Darkwood will try to stop you at every step.
The list of one’s most beloved works can tell you much about that person. Below are my favorite games. These titles have affected all of my previous works profoundly.
Dark Souls, King’s Field, Demon’s Souls, Wizardry, Shiren the Wanderer, ADOM, Planescape, Yasumi Matsuno’s games, SNK fighters, Silent Hill 2, Fatal Frame 2, The Binding of Isaac, Platinum Games works, Max Payne 2, Nier, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, OutRun 2006, Dragon’s Crown, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, Persona 2, Persona 4, Shin Megami Tensei I-III, Deus Ex…
So there you have it! Piotr will be starting work in about a month, so expect more frequent Darkwood related news starting in February!