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Laid off Maxis employee gets to work on new indie game


Recently laid off EA Maxis worker Chris Hecker is clearly not moaning and groaning about his fate. Far from it. The developer, who helped to create the code that allowed for the extensive customization for their alien evolution sim Spore, is now working full time on a new indie game called SpyParty.

That's a very early screenshot from the game which Hecker describes as a "very different multiplayer espionage game." Basically the game has one player as a "spy" who must complete missions while also staying hidden in plain sight in a cocktail party full of AI driven characters. The other player is a "sniper" who merely observes the party and tries to find and shoot the "spy" in the crowd. There's no word on when the game will be ready for release.

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