posted on October 6, 2021
As you’ve likely guessed from the title, I will be stepping down from my role as the Community Manager on Squad and leaving Offworld Industries at the end of this week, but before that, I wanted to say a few words to you, the community.
I just want to let you know that while I may be leaving, you’ll be immediately in good hands with OWI’s new Senior Community Manager – Wedge. Some of you will already have bumped into OWI_Wedge on the Discord or forums, and he’ll be bringing a new breath of fresh air to the scene while OWI is on the hunt for an additional replacement CM (sneaking in one final plug, check the Careers page if you know others who have the games industry experience and knowhow that OWI will be looking for).
As we’re all aware, the last year and a half has been, errrm, not so great. Moving to Canada in 2019 was my opportunity to start fresh in a new country. I was fortunate enough to interview for OWI and to join their community team in early 2020. Not long after, the proverbial shit hit the fan with Covid, causing most of the world to work from home unless absolutely essential.
Covid caused me to re-assess certain aspects of my personal life, and as a result, I’ve made the important decision to move back to the United Kingdom to be closer with friends and family. I’ll also get to see my cat Shadow again!
It’s been a privilege to get to know and interact with the community in my time as your Community Manager. Squad is a very different game than most in many ways. Where other games encourage players to log in and play because of daily/weekly challenges, battle passes or FOMO unlocks to get you hooked, Squad holds up today because of the players who are looking for that thrilling match or excellent Squad Leaders that get results and are able to make every player feel like an essential part of the team.
I’ll be keeping a close eye on Squad and OWI after I’ve left, and can’t wait to see the great things the team has been working on this year finally getting into your hands. Be good to each other and more importantly, be good to yourself.