GameBanshee <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/interviews/troikagames.php">have an interview with Leon</a> about the demise of <a href="http://www.troikagames.com">Troika Games</a>. <br> <br><blockquote>GB: What was it like working with Sierra, Atari, and Activision? Was it difficult to negotiate with any of these publishers, and do you feel that any of them were a factor in Troika's closure? Do you feel that Troika would have seen more success over the years if you had worked with different publishers? <br> <br>Leon: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all the damn publisherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fault!!! Just kidding (why do I feel IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to be quoted out of context here?). IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d say each of the publishers we worked with had their good and bad points, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have some serious critiques on working with us. As far as who bears responsibility for TroikaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s closing, it would have to be placed on Tim, Jason and myself Ã¢â‚¬â€œ we were the officers, and it was our responsibility to keep the company running.</blockquote> <br>He also says they would have been better off if they embezzled the company's funds and went to live on an island in the Bahamas, among other things. On a more serious note, Leon does hint that perhaps Troika's not completely dead, at least not just yet anyway. <br><blockquote>GB: Do you plan on staying in the game development industry? If so, would you like to continue developing RPGs? Have you, Tim, or Jason received any job offers yet? <br> <br>Leon: Ack. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tough. Last week I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so sure I wanted to stay in the game industry. This week IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m leaning towards staying, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure what I want to do. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d love to continue making RPGs, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what kind of possibility there is for that actually happening. <br> <br>A few companies have approached us to ask what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing, but we havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t had any serious discussions with anyone yet. I think my partners are in roughly the same emotional space that I am, but youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have to ask them about that.</blockquote> <br>Here's hoping something will come of Troika's post-apocalyptic game engine. <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/interviews/troikagames.php">Read the full interview here</a>. Over all it's a good interview, with Leon, talking open and honestly (as always), particularly about the trouble's of getting an RPG through a marketing department. <br> <br>Spotted at <a href="http://www.rpgcodex.com">the RPG Codex</a>.