25.1.14

Rod Humble leaves Linden Lab

CEO Rod Humble leaves Linden Labs


From Steve Peterson @ Games Industry International
"A brief Facebook message shares the news with the world:

Rod Humble, CEO of Second Life creator Linden Lab, announced via Facebook today that he is leaving the company. Here's his posting:
It's been a great 3 years! All my thanks to my colleagues at Linden Lab and our wonderful customers I wish you the very best for the future and continued success! I am starting up a company to make Art, Entertainment and unusual things! More on that in a few weeks!
Humble has worked in gaming since 1990, most notably on The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, as well as Sony's EverQuest. Humble was executive vice president and head of The Sims group at ESA from 2008 through 2010. He was named CEO of Linden Lab as of January 2011."

Just sad because he is responsible for everything good in Second Life. He was deeply involved in the gaming industry and logged in Second Life with different avatars to get the feel of it, to understand the needs and wants of the residents of this virtual world. It resulted in many really good changes. We will miss you Rod!