Is Gearbox your first entrepreneurial venture?
Gearbox Software isn’t my first company. Now that I think about it, it isn’t my third, either. I had my hands in a number of things earlier in life. One of my earliest and best lessons in leadership, management and corporate organization occurred when a friend and I were window-washers together and decided to scale it up. We created a franchise-style business that involved dividing Los Angeles County into territories, and for each territory recruiting a small army of managers whom we trained and supplied with equipment. In our first summer, we quickly grew to 55 employees and were very likely the largest residential window-washing company in Southern California.
What happened with the Aliens game? Will this see the light of day?
We love Aliens and care very much about the brand and the game within it. I hope we won’t have much more of a wait before we can share more of our efforts there. What we’ve done with the game is very exciting.