As I am sure that you are aware, this Thanksgiving break has been anything but a break for me. I don’t feel that this letter is the proper place to rehash the entire episode, but I wanted to go on the record to let you know that I meant no harm or had ill-will toward anyone with my decisions.
Regardless, I feel that it is in the best interest of The Indie Game Magazine that I step away. With Christmas right around the corner it would be nice to spend a little more time with my kids, so maybe this entire thing turns into a blessing in disguise for me. Therefore, effective Monday morning, Chris Adkins will take over IGM in my absence. I have given him complete control over the site to do with what he feels is best.
As for me, I will be doing a few things that I had always wished that I had the time to do in the past, but never could. For instance I have wanted to do an overhaul of the website theme for about two years now. It will be a work in progress, so please excuse any dust during the process. I will pretty much be keeping myself busy and productive yet out of the way as much as possible. What I would like to promise is that during my downtime, I am going to be building a little infrastructure that will of benefit to the indie developers. I don’t want to spoil anything at this point as nothing is solid, but I have lots of ideas and a little more time to work on things now.
Anyway, I don’t want to drag this out any longer, but I felt that it was important to write this letter to the IGM readers and Developers and let you know my thoughts and plans going forward. Perhaps time can help heal some of the mistrust and contempt that I seem to have earned.
Thanks for your understanding and patience with my team as we re-organize and get back to work.