I am Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director at Epic Games. Co-creator of Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Gears of War. AMA.
I've been in the videogame industry for 20 years.
I'm currently working on the Gears of War prequel "Judgment" as well as our upcoming PC game "Fortnite." I'm also giving feedback on our other projects such as "Infinity Blade: Dungeons", "Rampart: The Movie: The Game" and other unnanounced titles. Ask me anything; even non industry related questions.
Finally, we’re going to give that Retro Lancer away to a Redditor in this thread. The only qualification is that you act like a decent human - no trolls please.
I’ll be back here to start answering questions at 1:30 p.m. EST.
EDIT: Okay, I've got to go now guys. THANK YOU for all of the love. Seriously. You've gotten me to open up about a lot of stuff that I wasn't planning on talking about!
For those of you who want to get in the biz JUST DO IT. Start making something TONIGHT. Grab UDK or whatever's best for you and START. YOU are the next generation of innovation and I expect to see many of you at GDC at the Indie games festival with your own games in the coming years!
The winner of the lancer is Cheesiepoofs. DreamvsPS2 - you got the Transformer. Someone from Epic will be in touch to coordinate sending the goodies over.