I’m in the Game Developer 50!

Wow, talk about a ‘bolt from the blue’ here: I woke up this morning to find that I’d been included on the ‘Game Developer 50′ in the November 2010 issue of the long established Game Developer Magazine. It’s entirely, completely bonkers to see my name included in the same list as the likes of Sid Meier and Gabe Newell. Just, wow. :o

Obviously my inclusion was based on my 10 years working on Ogre – it’s somewhat ironic that I was a GDMag subscriber when I started Ogre originally, and did so with the intention of creating my own games with it, inspired by what I read in those pages. Of course, I never really got around to finishing a whole game myself, but playing a part in other people’s games was in many ways just as rewarding. It’s a really, really nice surprise to get included in this list personally – Ogre’s been mentioned a few times in the magazine over the years of course, but to be on this list is the icing on the cake.

I’m also really glad to see Max Schaefer from Runic on the list, the story of Torchlight’s success is now legendary!

So, I’m not sure who was responsible for nominating me on to this list, but you have my sincere thanks. The photo they used was the one of me receiving the Ogre statuette, and the stupid grin I have right now is comparable. :)

  • http://www.iris2.de SiENcE

    Congrats!!

    is there a chance for SourceTree for windows?

    cheers

  • http://www.stevestreeting.com Steve

    Thanks :)

    > is there a chance for SourceTree for windows?

    It’ll never be a straight port since I’m using Objective-C and Cocoa directly. I might consider making a Windows tool later but it would be a re-write, and it might be better as a Visual Studio plugin. Don’t hold your breath ;)

  • Chris Kohnert

    Congrats, Steve! Earth Eternal definitely benefited from all your hard work over the years. I’m glad you are receiving some much-deserved recognition!

  • http://blog.namar777.com namar0x0309

    You’re a role model! Humility and humbleness amidst the legendary achievements, an inspiration to everyone!

  • http://www.jade-ds.com Andreas Podgurski

    Well deserved, Steve. Ogre is one of the most important tools for independent developers to start into business and at least here in germany, I know some Companies, who wouldn’t be there without Ogre in the back. It’s a shame, that the engine didn’t pay of in a financially way to allow you to live from it, but I fear, that goes hand in hand with the environment of usage.

  • Eric

    Congrats again mate! You rock! I’ve been using you and Ogre as my go-to example of great software design for 7 years now, so the honor didn’t surprise me in the least.

    Also, count me in the “would love a version of SourceTree for windows camp.” I won’t hold my breath, but I’d love to be able to use it in what is unfortunately my development OS. I dream of a future where parallels and bootcamp are completely unnecessary to me.

  • http://www.stevestreeting.com Steve

    Thanks guys!

    @Chris: Thanks! Hope things are well with EE these days…

    @Eric: You flatter me sir :) Sorry to hear you’re still having to use Windows day-to-day – I still haven’t installed BootCamp or VMWare/Parallels on the new Mac (since May) and so far, haven’t missed it at all. I may do some more Windows dev sometime purely from a business standpoint, but I have to say that if I can avoid it, I probably will. For a start not having to buy VS Pro every couple of years saves me half the price of a new Mac!

  • Dan

    Fabulous Steve. Not only is OGRE a first rate rendering engine, but it’s organization and documentation are top notch.

    I too would very much like to use SourceTree on Windows. Seems like the requests for it are growing. Perhaps the demand may be worth the effort sooner than you thought? Maybe you could run a survey on the SourceTree website? Might be a nice C# project for you to gain experience. ;)

  • Jesús Alonso

    Awesome news Steve!! I’m so happy for you! :D

  • Assaf R.

    Man, you are my number one on the list.

  • kinjalkishor

    But you need to be a game developer to be in “Game Developer50″. Fact is fact. Though you are definitely “Graphic Developer 10″ :)

  • kinjalkishor

    I mean 10 out of 10 not the 10th rank

  • http://www.jacmoe.dk/ Jacmoe

    That was about bloody time! :)
    Congratulations.
    It’s awesome that you’re in the game developer top 50, and not having developed a game yourself.
    That just proves the awesomeness of Ogre and it’s creator.
    Cheers!

  • Ian

    well done and well deserved!

  • http://www.sspohrer.com/blog capturesteve

    Congrats. It’s good to see that your work and leadership on such a wonderful engine does not go unrecognized.

  • http://www.focusgames.net John Parker

    Hi Steve, congratulations on the mention in Game Developer!

    You didn’t mention whether you have the actual issue or not. If you don’t, I’d be happy to mail my copy to you.