April 15 is a big, lurching deadline for many Americans: it's tax day! While half the country is left scrambling to file and avoid an audit, Henry Hatsworth creator Kyle Gray had other plans this year, like quitting his job and getting married.
Kotaku writes that Gray, adorned in bowler hat and suit, left EA Tiburon behind that day after completing a major goal of his and went off to marry his fiance. Sans bowler hat.
On leaving EA, Gray revealed:
"I guess it was one of those things where the goal was to see if I could get a game made through a major publisher," Gray said. He succeeded. But he didn't think EA was the right place for his next step. "From there, the possibility was either to go bigger, which is something I didn't think I was capable of doing with a team of the same size — or to do the same thing and fade away to obscurity." Gray said he found himself drifting to the indie developer crowd at GDC events and decided he should go indie too, to better keep himself and his work prominent.
He's got three projects in the pipes, he says, one of which involves a game collaboration with World of Goo's Kyle Gabler.
We wish him the best of luck and congratulations on his mammoth day! Pop on over to Kotaku for more, and be sure to keep an eye out for Nintendo Life's interview with Gray soon!