T minus 1 day.
All I'm going to say.
But woa now! Shawn Ketcherside left as well =0. No wonder the blog wasn't being updated on the site.
It seems the press release has gone out:
Ritual Announces New Studio Director
Ritual is excited to announce the appointment of long-time employee and industry veteran Ken Harward to the position of Studio Director. Ken is currently heading up business development studio-wide, leveraging over 16 years of managerial and technical experience in software development.
"I'm really looking forward to helping guide Ritual," said Ken. "2007 looks to be a great year as we finish up our current projects and start some exciting new ones. I'm excited to have the opportunity to expand my leadership role within the company, and I'm flattered by the huge amount of support everyone in the tribe has shown. There's a ton of positive energy in the halls."
"I had the pleasure to work with Ken Harward for more than 5 years," said Steve Nix, who recently took over as Director of Business Development at id Software. "He always led by setting a great example for those around him."
"The new direction Ritual is taking will be great for the studio. It's something we've talked about for a long time, and now Ritual has a perfect opportunity to reach their goals," Steve said. "I'm excited for the company and look forward to seeing the great games they develop."
Ken will be serving as the primary point of contact for business relations at Ritual. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
I wonder what Mike has to say now. The t-minus referred to that.