Dear Esther artist Robert Briscoe has secured a position at Valve, as confirmed by a blog post from the man himself.
Over on his personal blog, Briscoe wrote, “It’s certainly been a crazy ride these past five years, with the success of Dear Esther providing ample resources to allow me to continue on with indie development if I so desired, but during that time I’ve been also battling an increasing feeling of isolation, both personally and professionally; For the past five years, 90% of my days have been spent working alone in my rather pokey (although originally affordable) 1-bed apartment.
“My conversations with people existing mostly through Skype or via email, and with most of my close friends moving on or away from my sleepy home town, I’m left wondering what the hell I’m still doing here…”
Briscoe added that he decided to work around other people, and has since secured a role at Valve. Although he’ll be working at the Seattle-based studio, he added he still has unfinished business with Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room.
“As for my indie endeavours? I still have things I want to do in the future, both independently and with TCR, so I know I’ll come back to it again someday, and have no doubt I will be still tinkering with stuff on the side for some time… but for now I think I just need a change… to make hats… cuz that’s what Valve do these days right?”
Well played that man.