Greg Costikyan resigns from Nokia, starts up company

Games designer Greg Costikyan has resigned from his position at Nokia, and started a new company, [Manifesto Games]( It aims to provide “a viable path to market for independent developers, and a more effective way of marketing and distributing niche PC game styles to gamers.”

A fine motto:

> “PC Gamers of the World Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Retail Chains!”

He needs people, so if you’re unemployed:

* You have **excellent web development skills** (PHP, Linux, Apache, mySQL, HTML – some or all) or graphic design skills, and are willing to work on something like this for, in essence, equity and air.
* You are an independent developer and/or publisher of games aimed at niche audiences, or the operator of a niche MMO, and are willing to offer a non-binding LOI announcing your willingness to work with Manifesto Games.
* You have strong game industry and/or e-commerce credentials, and are interested in helping us achieve our goals.
* And, of course, you think you might be interested in investing.

(My emphasis.)

The comments people made to the article are nuggets:

> This is gonna go. This is the beginning! Godspeed Greg!


> Your intent is admirable. I have hope for your faith. I will be watching this blog as you outline the plan in detail …

Published by Olle Jonsson

Human. Wears glasses and often a smile.

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