I had a phone conversation with another startup CEO this afternoon that reminded me of the importance of energy and passion when we’re chasing a dream, especially in the the throes of the first half of the grunt work. I guess that I crunched a little too much over the weekend, and kind of ran out of steam…
As I bang on the various components that will (soon!) become the product line known as Terrorland, it was great to chat with somebody else in another company, in an entirely different line if business, and be reminded to focus on why I’m doing this, and be reminded that there’s no such thing as too much excitement!
Thanks, Michel. =)
It’s a great, though unspecific, question. Since I’m talking mostly to myself at this point, I’ll answer it a couple different ways (in case we forget later).
- Why Glacier Peak? Because nobody else is creating the games that we know can change the world… for the better. The games that are missing defy labels like “serious games” or “learning games”. All games are serious, as far as we’re concerned! All games obviously involve learning. What’s missing is more! (The short movie, More, is better in IMAX, but buy the DVD anyway.)
- Why now? While we’ve been operating in stealth mode since 2008 and have dreamed up quite a lot for ourselves to do, it’s time to march. As Seth Godin, Dave Ramsey, Howard Tayler and Scott Adams (among many other brilliant minds) have all clearly pointed out: ideas are inherently worthless – what matters is execution, delivery, shipped product. Blogging on a regular basis will keep us focused on these projects and accountable to the mysterious forces of the webernetz. After all, all y’all are our customers.
- Why? Because.