MEET #QLOCDRAGONS – Maciej Jene

Meet Maciej Jene, who is our Producer.

We asked Maciej some questions about his work at QLOC and more!

Check out his answers below.

 

What’s your job at QLOC?

I am a Producer in the Development department.

 

What do you like most about your job?

I like the fact that in this role you get to interact with a lot of the people and their work. Interaction with programmers, artists, game designers, testers, account managers, clients, publishers, and the list goes on. This gives you a unique perspective on the project and provides a lot of interesting experiences.

 

What was the most captivating task you had in QLOC?

I think managing the implementation of several costume DLCs for Street Fighter IV was very interesting because we went from a 2D concept from UDON Studio to fully fleshed out 3D models in game. Working with super talented artists and trying to manage their work was very demanding and a lot of laughs.

 

How many games have you worked on?

5-6? Hard to count really, NOT ENOUGH for sure! Always another fun title/company to work with around the corner.

 

What have you learned from working in QLOC?

Working with great professionals I learned a great deal about video game development, publishing, team management and leadership – this quest continues every single day.

From a personal standpoint I learned that the workplace can be a place of fun and recreation as well, where after hours you can pursue your hobbies with likeminded individuals.

 

What would you advise people who think about working in QLOC?

To keep an open mind/an eagerness to learn. QLOC deals with different technology and concepts from project to project, so in a fairly short period of time you may be learning about some niche mechanic in a game and the next you’re researching network solutions.

 

Which game from the ones you’ve worked on is your favorite?

Dragon’s Dogma – I liked that title a lot personally and at the same time I find it satisfying to hear people are still in love with the PC and Gen8 ports <3

 

Do you have any special powers?

I used to be the household “Spider Catcher” … but then we got a cat.

 

What do you do in your spare time?

When I finally turn off Teams and put my daughter to sleep, GAMES of all sorts; from video to tabletop. Just exploring different designs and mechanics. Painting miniatures is something I LOVE as well; I just wish I had more time/persistence in leveling up that skill.

 

Are you #PCMasterRace or #TeamConsole? 🙂

Oh, stop it already and enjoy your games wherever, I don’t care, just send me an invite if you need a wingman.

 

Enter the title of your favorite game, movie/series and book.

Currently too many to list, but thinking back on my early tween years I’d say the titles that influenced me the most:

Diablo / Warhammer: Dark Omen
The Fifth Element by Luc Besson
Mort by Terry Pratchett

 

What game would you take with you to a desert island?

Probably something Warhammer related – the TT version or one of its specialist games like Kill Team or Underworlds.

 

Are there any work-related anecdotes you could tell?

Too many to list and too spicy to write down!