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Dev Blog Update: From Press to Dev

Posted by Jon Wood on May 11, 2009  | Comments

Dev Blog Update: From Press to Dev - Star Trek Online -

The team at Cryptic Studios has updated their Star Trek Online blog. This time we hear from Joe Blancato, a one-time game journalist now serving as a Community Representative for STO as he tells us about making the move from press to dev.

I got the phone call about two months ago. The good people at Cryptic HR phoned me with a job offer, and across the country I went, like a modern-day Tom Joad fleeing home for greener pastures in sunny California. Only instead of picking grapes and cursing creditors, I’m managing two communities ... and cursing creditors – some things never change.

Prior to my time at Cryptic, I was a game journalist. I ran my own gig at Giant Realm before the economy changed my plans for me, and before then I was an editor at The Escapist. Other than the tabletop game I created with a friend of mine, the closest I ever really got to game design was sitting in back rooms at conventions, prying information from developers large and small, then delivering what I learned to readers just as hungry for tidbits as I was.

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