We recently asked our Community Manager, Katie Postma how she started working in video games and what keeps her motivated.
How did you get your start in the game industry? What led you to this career?
I began working at Ubisoft on the Myst series of games in 2003. Since then I’ve worked at least a dozen other places but have loved my time at Stoic the most!
What is your favorite part about working with the Stoic team?
My favorite part of the work with Banner Saga is with the community members. Everyone is intelligent, moderate, and patient. It’s a pretty great change from the other types of communities out there. We have so many great community members and everyone is passionate about the Banner Saga games, which makes the job fun! The team is incredibly supportive of the community and my work as well, which makes it a joy to do every day.
What has been your proudest contribution or biggest accomplishment with Stoic so far?
I loved creating the Conclave out of our longest and most dedicated community members. I also really loved building and supporting the Kickstarter for Banner Saga 3. But I have had so many great moments through the past 3 years it’s difficult to choose just one. Most are due to the contribution of the community, and it’s been great just to help support and encourage that.
What kind of games do you play or hobbies do you have during your time off?
When I’m not playing World of Warcraft I’m playing board games, watching movies, reading, walking my dog or gardening. I also love to go camping / traveling in general with my family.
Who’s your favorite person at Stoic? Why?
All of them. I love my Stoic family.
What’s your favorite thing about Banner Saga fans and members of our community?
I love how supportive and encouraging the fans are. We rarely if ever get complaints and the members of our community act like the adults they are. I think it’s wonderful to find a community of people for whom the art and story are so important; it elevates the conversation and shows you what’s important to this particular group of fans. No one is here to ‘pwn’ anyone else but everyone is respectful and kind to one another.
What would you be doing, if you couldn’t make video games for a living?
I’d want to be a cook in a restaurant or pub, or be a gardener. Something completely different! But I love being a community manager… I get to leave the heavy lifting (design, development) to the rest of the team. 😉