August 2007 Archives
|Map Making Competition Really Heating Things Up!
The 2007 Map Making competition is really heating things up. Activity is increasing and it looks like there will be nearly 20 maps submitted for the tourney! Click here for the official tourney thread.
So far we are likely to have at least 5 single player maps with entries from Antichroust, Gandalf the White, Skout77, Artic Wolf and Codius. These maps are sure to be wonderful additions.
The multiplayer group is really filling out nicely. There are currently 8 mapmakers telling us they will submit maps. We have a new rookie and new forumer that has submitted one, welcome Jetrall! Also, we have lured out of retirement a few well known mapmakers namely Eloquin and Dan Petersson. Dan Donnard has submitted 4 maps thus far and Artic Wolf has 2 multiplayer maps (who knows... he could have more for us). Our very own Seraph, Swolte, has a map he's working on. Codius will have his 2nd map of the competition and CrazySlyHawk rounds out the group.
We'd sure love to see 20+ new maps for this competition. There is still time so hurry up and finish those maps!
Several mapmakers have requested help for their maps. They'd really like to fine tune things and want some quick feedback. If you're interested in helping them out then click here and search through the threads. Now is your chance to play a never before seen map!
September Competitions Preview...
As a result of all these wonderful maps being produced there will be some fun competitions where we get to play these maps. It will start in September while we wait for the judges scoring to come in. Click here to stay tuned in to the upcoming events!
|HeavenGames Official Blog: The First Step
Source: The HG Blog
So it's been a little while since my last update. It's mostly because we're still hard at work figuring out the big picture for HeavenGames' future; it's a daunting job but I like what’s being hammered out. Anyway, in this article I'm going to discuss the two biggest problems that I'd like to get fixed before any grand scheming…and their solutions. Solutions are good.
Problem 1: HeavenGames current staff system is not what HeavenGames needs
While everyone works as hard as possible, the current staff system is simply not enough for what HeavenGames needs. Becoming staff is a big ordeal at HeavenGames, largely because of the daunting committment on both sides...
Solution: Reorganize the staff system
Reorganizing the staff system will help our current staff operate more efficiently. First, we will make sure that all of the owners are active at HeavenGames. Next, Seraphs will be required to heavily advertise job openings to ensure consistent service and organization across the network. Finally, we will work to make a job at HeavenGames more attractive by giving benefits such as possible college credit and aid in getting a job in the gaming industry...(Read more!)
|Official HeavenGames CEO Blog Opens
Source: The HG Blog
(I'm pensive about so many things in this photo)
My name is Socvazius; I'm the new CEO of HG, but I've been around for quite a long time. I started visiting HG in late 1997 (at age 11), joined the staff in 2000 (my first article, a masterpiece by any standard), joined the executive board in 2003 (I have nothing to say here but I wanted to add a parenthesis for consistency), and became owner in 2005 (when I turned 18). Over all that time, I have been webmaster of 6 Heavens and have done about every possible job.
Offline, I go by the name Sergio Prado and I study history at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. I am currently working in marketing at Vivendi Universal on Empire Earth III and World in Conflict. I love philosophy, history, physics and politics among other things, and to compensate for my nerdy tendencies I've been known to karate it up as well as do all the other things that college students do. Oh yes.
Anyway, this is my blog! While I will surely use this blog for my own narcissistic ramblings, I intend it to be used mostly to keep everyone up to date on what's going on in HeavenGames, especially the stuff that pertains to my job: management, PR, and all the other fun parts of a gaming website. In fact, I do have some news that you guys might be interested in. For the past couple months the owners have been discussing a major revamp of how HG operates, including its staff management and exactly what services it will provide to the community. We're zeroing in on a finalized plan, so keep your eyes peeled for a freakin huge article that'll be way too long to be worth reading!
Until the next post my friends,
|HeavenGames Appoints Sergio Prado as new CEO
LOMBARD, IL - HeavenGames LLC, an internet leader in strategy fansites, today announced it has appointed Sergio "Socvazius" Prado to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective July 28, 2007. Mr. Prado, a driven executive with considerable experience in the gaming industry, has worked at HeavenGames for 7 years in addition to Vivendi Universal's brand marketing department. He currently is a college junior at Harvard University.
Prior to this appointment at HeavenGames, Mr. Prado served as the company's Chief Content Officer on the executive board, ensuring the professional quality of content present across the network. He also headed six of its sites: for Age of Empires III, Age of Mythology, Age of Kings, Age of Empires, Rome: Total War, and Cossacks. During his employ at Vivendi Universal, Mr. Prado worked to market World in Conflict and Empire Earth III, two of the biggest strategy titles of 2007.
Tom Mescher, the exiting CEO, served as HeavenGames' leader since its incorporation in October of 2000. He is moving on to continue his career in the IT industry.
ABOUT HEAVENGAMES, LLC
HeavenGames LLC (http://www.heavengames.com), based in Lombard, Illinois, is a privately owned web-content publisher geared towards the creation of special-interest sites for Real-Time Strategy and City-Builder games. Its sites, content, vast amounts of resources, as well as a dedicated staff & management team make HeavenGames' sites recognized by developers and press alike as one of the premier destinations for gamers worldwide.