It’s funny the little things we’ve garnered from LinkedIn over the years. Most recently, it seemingly confirmed the existence of the Motorola-developed Google X-Phone.
There’s more LinkedIn-related fun this week, as Google appears to have hired itself a ‘Chief Game Designer’. Say what?
The chap in question is one Noah Falstein, a thoroughly bald man who’s worked in the games industry since 1980.
Perhaps most notable on his lengthy LinkedIn profile is a list of accolades pertaining to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis from 1992, a game that had me thoroughly stumped on the Amiga 500 Plus (in the days before you could simply “google it”).
Falstein also “worked directly with Steven Spielberg” at Dreamworks, and started a project called 'Normandy Beach', which eventually became Medal of Honor. Interesting stuff.
The spot was originally made by TechCrunch, and Falstein seemingly originally listed his position as ‘Chief Game Designer at Android Play Studio’. Whatever that means.
Yep, it’s anyone’s guess at the point, but it could be something pretty big, like augmented reality gaming in collaboration with Google Glass. Hmm.