“Look Ma, I’m a Producer!”

Posted: April 27, 2009 by Kendricke in Out of Character

Well, technically I’m just an Associate Producer, but I’m pretty sure my mother only heard the part she wanted to hear.  In any event, it’s a pretty big step for me, as I’ve shifted from writing about games as a hobby to helping to build games for a living.  You see, today I started my new job as an Associate Producer at Activision.  I haven’t talked about it publically because (A) it’s all happened rather quickly and (B) I didn’t want to say anything till I’d actually signed papers and put some time on-site. 

So, what exactly does an Associate Producer actually do?  To be honest, I’m not entirely sure as of yet, but I’m learning.  I’m learning pretty damned quick. 

As I learn, I’ll try to share what general lessons I can.  I’m sure I’ll put in some long hours over the next few months at least.  I’m positive I’ll feel overwhelmed most days.  I’m certain I’ll feel lost at times.  At the same time, I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to have this opportunity.  I’m pretty stoked about getting back to work tomorrow.  This time last year, I couldn’t have said that.  Frankly, I can’t ever think of a time I’ve thought that.  That has to be a good sign.

  1. Zubon says:


  2. stargrace says:


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  4. Troy Christensen says:

    Congratulations. Its a dream I had for the last twenty years.


  5. Wilhelm2451 says:

    Wow! Congratulations!

  6. Joshua says:

    awesome, congrats!

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  9. Julian says:

    Congratulations Kendricke! Now Associate Produce some good games, darn it. 🙂


    P.S.: If you guys are hiring, let me know 🙂

  10. As someone who develops games for a living, let me extend my deepest condolences. I mean, congratulations. Right.

    What does an Assistant Producer do? The joke on the M59 team was that you just abbreviate the title to get the function: Ass Prod. Your job is to go prod the developers and make sure they get their stuff done.

    Throw in a liberal amount of gofer on some teams. 🙂

    Make sure to post on the blog the day the industry finally breaks your spirit. Then you’ll truly be one of us. 😉

  11. Julian says:

    Do you actually get to wield a prod, though?

  12. Kendricke says:

    Real AP’s don’t need prods. …or so I’ve been told. :S

  13. Nathan Ziolek says:

    Grats Kendricke! Hope it works out amazingly for you.

    -violing (EQ2)
    -birdman (Archmage)

  14. Ferrel says:

    I know this is somewhat late but congratulations on your new job! I know that this will be an exciting transition and that you’ll do wonderful!

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