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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    What is today PI grew out of this team as we needed to sell our games on our own, as our former publisher refused to pay us for HoI1 and Victoria1.
    Bet they are regretting that dumb move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phystarstk View Post
    How many of those 4 games are already released? It seems that NC2 is now shifting to PDS, and CK2 is still getting support. That leaves two slots, perhaps one going to V2?
    There is also a HOI3 expansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAS View Post
    Bet they are regretting that dumb move.
    Perhaps, but the question is whether Paradox developed games would have grown so successful, while taking such risks at times, without Paradox taking publishing in its own hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    What is today PI grew out of this team as we needed to sell our games on our own, as our former publisher refused to pay us for HoI1 and Victoria1.
    Yay, Strategy First! Are they still around? PI has filled something of the same niche, sweet sweet revenge?
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    They are.

    And I'm glad Strategy First is not longer working with Paradox. I prefer Paradox Interactive/Development Studio's DRM to Strategy First's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    What is today PI grew out of this team as we needed to sell our games on our own, as our former publisher refused to pay us for HoI1 and Victoria1.
    Lol, i didnt know this piece of history. But i remember old EU1 times with Doomdark making mods, hehehe. That were good old times. Congrats on growing to a sizable company Johan.
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    Is Artfox gone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veldmaarschalk View Post
    Is Artfox gone ?
    Seems to have gone to publishing

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRalphWiggum View Post
    Seems to have gone to publishing
    He still has QA manager as his sub heading
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1234567890m View Post
    He still has QA manager as his sub heading
    Yes, for Paradox Interatctive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veldmaarschalk View Post
    Is Artfox gone ?
    yes.. he no longer works for PDS, but is now the QA manager for Paradox Interactive..

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    this is confusing

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    Quote Originally Posted by raw View Post
    this is confusing
    It's not. they are two different companies but share an office. PDS makes games, PI publishes them. PI also publishes games for other studios.

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    I think this means artfox was promoted, as being with the publisher he no longer is a minion of whoever is in charge of the particular project. Basically, he's this:



    And you should be happy about that, not confused, QA is a top issue for players all over (with most games being broken beyond repair at release), and one of trademarks of Paradox these days is not releasing broken games like everyone else does.
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    You think it's confusing now...

    When Paradox first created Paradox, there was some overlap on duties. I was never sure for awhile what Johan's job really was or who was tied to what project. I think it was over a year before I finally figured out that the two were separate entities and not just two different names for the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Master View Post
    [...] I was never sure for awhile what Johan's job really was or who was tied to what project. [...]
    (We are still not sure. He is EVERYWHERE!)

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    So...when will Paradox sell PDS to EA?

    Serious question though, are the owners of Paradox Interactive and PDS the same?
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    Could sell it to SEGA, they seem to be handling Football Manager's SI Games very well... And there's no other game of a different genre so similar in its spirit to Paradox titles as FM is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meanmanturbo View Post
    So...when will Paradox sell PDS to EA?

    Serious question though, are the owners of Paradox Interactive and PDS the same?
    PDS is owned by Paradox Interactive 100%, and PI is owned by Fred, me, Susana & a few more people.

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    (We are still not sure. He is EVERYWHERE!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by delra View Post
    Could sell it to SEGA, they seem to be handling Football Manager's SI Games very well... And there's no other game of a different genre so similar in its spirit to Paradox titles as FM is.
    I love FM.. Have played it since the early 90's back on the Amiga.. Now playing the iPad version while going commuting to work, Colchester just got promoted to the Championship, and my young team should be able to compete in the top within a year or two.

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