As some of you may already know, last year we started a project which we called Operation Corporate Valentine(s?). We don’t like to be too assertive with our project names.
We sent out over 150 valentine cards this year, and also included last year’s design at random in some envelopes. (They look a lot better than the pictures might lead you to believe, our scanner just really sucks.) If you wrote to us, your valentine is in the mail! We still have valentines to deliver, and will be doing so in person at the events we’re attending over the course of the next month or so.
Why valentines? Well, it’s simple. The facts are these: as game developers, we are very much indebted to the game development community for the knowledge and support that is consistently and generously shared. As gamers, we receive immense enjoyment from the multitude of games which we play each year, and are able to get a better sense of what we like about games, which helps us with future projects. As game creators, we really appreciate the time, energy and enthusiasm other gamers put into our work — that boosts our motivation to keep working.
Quite simply, we are always looking for ways to give back, or to tell people about how awesome we think they are, and how much we appreciate who they are and what they do. Making valentines is a fun and unusual way to do this, which is right up our alley.
And so, dear reader, know this: we think you rock. Thanks for being you.
edited to add: Yo’el Erez (aka Amber Shadow) just sent us this beautiful shot of a candy heart that says “play N”! 😀 Very cool, thanks so much!