38 Studios: What a Journey

What an unreal end to such a wonderful and rewarding journey. 38 Studios was a great place to work. I worked there from the moment we opened our doors to the day the doors were closed. I am stunned that is is ending this way.

The talent and passion of the team at 38 was incredible. I’m happy that people at least got to see a little of our world, but I truly wish we had the opportunity to finish the amazing project we were working on.

Thank you everyone for all of your prayers and well-wishes. Working at 38 Studios was such a fulfilling experience, and I hope the next place I land can even come close. I’m heartbroken and in a state of disbelief that the saga is at an end.

To everyone I worked with, thank you for all I learned and for showing me what “team” really means. To our fans, I’m sorry we couldn’t finish the game, and thank you for all the dedication and support you’ve shown us over the years.

I am updating my site with my resume. Please contact me if you feel I am qualified for any positions you are aware of, and thank you ahead of time for anything you can do to help me or my 38 Studios family to get through this maelstrom.

Ryan Shwayder’s Resume

21 Responses to "38 Studios: What a Journey"

  1. Eidos

    Sad news indeed. Best of luck to you.

  2. This eats me up inside to see this happen to you guys. Best of luck to you and the rest of the team.

  3. Heartbreaking day.

    It’s been a pleasure following you over the years. You and the whole team at 38S/BHG will be in my thoughts. I look forward to seeing where you end up. You will be, and always have been an asset to any organization lucky enough to have you.

    Godspeed friend.

  4. I’m glad you had such a great time working there and sorry to see it come to a close. You all deserved better than that. God speed with your next venture.

  5. Just like Eidos said, best of luck to you guys. I hope you all find new homes as soon as possible.

  6. :( Good luck in finding a new Job. It’s really disheartening to hear about a great game studio with so much heart run into trouble like this :(

  7. All the best Ryan… you are passionate and seem to bring a lot to the MMO scene. Your next challenge will surely be awesome next step. Best of luck.

  8. Hey man, I know that has to be your most heartbreaking day. My heart breaks too. So sorry this is how it ended up. I’ll talk to you soon.

  9. I can’t believe this is all going down so fast :-/
    The trailer looks so good !
    Good luck !

  10. Sad day for the industry and for each of you guys in particular. Best of luck to you, Ryan.

  11. Famdari

    So sorry to hear this Ryan. Good luck to you, Steve, and the rest of the 38 studios staff in the future.

  12. Terrible news to hear when I woke up this morning. I know a few of the folks that had been working there and it breaks my heart to hear this. I know that you all are a great bunch of folks and you will all land on your feet.

    May your next dream be even bigger!

  13. Best of luck, Ryan.

  14. Thanks all. It really is quite sad that we didn’t get a chance to finish the game. It would have been great. I wish I could make everyone feel better by saying it wasn’t good, but it really truly was. Wherever I end up, I’ll try to deliver something great for you. I’m going to be taking my good ideas and experience from Project Copernicus and will apply them wherever I go.

  15. So heartbreaking for everyone involved. :cry:

    Still holding out hope that Curt can find some investors to save the day. If not I am sure such a talented person as you and the team at 38 Studios and Big Huge Games will land on your feet.

    Best of Luck Ryan

  16. Dude…I wish my resume read like that. From your comments, I know you appreciate where you are. Keep plugging away. One day, man. One day.

  17. Ryan, you’re one of the reasons I’m still involved in this community stuff in the first place. Thank you for first for showing me what this is all about and why it can be so much fun.

    I’m heartbroken for you and the team, not only because we may never see how your work turned out in Amalur, but because it was easy to see how much enthusiasm and passion went in to every bit of the world and every comment the team did let us in on over the last several years.

    I’m wishing you nothing but the best of luck in your next venture, and hope that one day in the future we’ll be able to share another launch day under much happier circumstances. Best wishes,


  18. Sorry to hear about this. I’ve been following P.C. since its announcement during the early years of EQ2 — I was really looking forward to playing it! Best of luck in your search … I am sure it won’t be too long! ~ Ara

  19. All of you guys have helped us get through this. Thank you all for the kind words, and it’s great to see you guys over here on Nerfbat (despite me posting nothing useful for ages) and I hope to see your names wherever I end up.

  20. If you’re looking for something to blog about, I’d love to see you resume the MMO Lessons posts. They are what drew me to the site long ago, and alas their retirement is what led me to wander away.


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