Champions Online Introduces New Producer

| 22 Mar 2010 20:26

Last week it was announced that Shannon "Poz" Posniewski would be taking over as the executive producer for Champions Online. He will be replacing Bill Roper who is "moving on to other activities" within Cryptic. Read more about "Poz" below:

Q: What do you do on Champions Online?

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A: I am the (new) Executive Producer for Champions Online. The EP is ultimately responsible for the game as a whole; everything from overall game vision to programming. Previously, I was the Lead Programmer on Champs (and more as you'll see below).

Q: How long have you worked in gaming, and what did you do before Champions Online?

A: Though I've been a professional programmer for longer than I care to think about, I have worked professionally in the gaming industry since 2003. In 2003, I joined Cryptic Studios and did a good chunk of the programming on City of Heroes and City of Villains. My main focus was on the combat engine and advancement in CoH, but I also designed most of the user interface, the badge system, supergroup base building, and about a zillion other things. CoH had a pretty small team, and everyone did a lot of everything.

Since then, I've become Director of Game Programming at Cryptic, where I have oversight of gameplay systems for all of Cryptic's games. As games need new or extended features, I help architect and implement them.

As Champions Online neared completion, it needed a little extra love and more direct involvement, so I stepped in as the Lead Programmer. Since then, I've coordinated fixing Champs bugs and laying out and designing future features for Champs and our other games.

Find out more about Shannon at the link above.

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