Mike Capps Joins Unity as Internal Advisor
I’m very excited to announce that Dr. Mike Capps will be joining Unity Technologies as an advisor to me, our exec team and to our core R&D team.
Many of you are familiar with Mike. He’s been one of the most important names in games and game technology for well over a decade. His knowledge and experience with engines is phenomenal and it’s incredible to have him on our team.
Mike will be spending approximately one week per month on Unity, starting with a trip to Copenhagen in early May.
He’s a very strong supporter of Unity’s core principles of solving hard problems so our developers don’t have to, and the movement to democratize game development. He’ll be a huge boon to us in Unity continuing down that path.
So please join me in welcoming Mike!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with John a few times over the years, and have always been impressed with his leadership and drive. He’d probably shy away from the word “mentor,” but he always had the time to provide me with guidance when I asked. When he took the helm of a game engine company, I finally had the chance to repay some of the great advice he’d given me over the years.
As I’ve spent time with John, Joachim, and other smart Unity folks, I’ve been so impressed with their excitement, optimism, and commitment to the democratization of game technology. I was surprised to be invited to speak at the Unity 5 launch, but was happy to do so, because the message was one I believe in strongly: better tools, more easily available, will lead to more and better games.
Unity is in such an enviable position in the industry. I see so much exciting potential, and opportunities where I might be able to help, that this role was a logical next step. I’ll do my best to advise John and the leadership team to keep Unity’s tools driving innovation and creative self-expression in ways we can’t even imagine.
I look forward to getting started and visiting Unity’s offices around the world!