A trip to Epic wouldn't be complete without photo documentation. That's why, in addition to our notebooks and concealed weapons, Team Humidor brought along Creative Director Jon Hayter and his camera. Together, we think we captured the essence of Epic in pictures. Their "verve," if you will.
Epic's offices are just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina (and a few miles down the road from The Escapist) in the town of Cary. The 30,000 square foot building houses Epic's offices, studio space and a state-of-the-art "mo-cap" arena. The company employs 104 people, and is hinting at having to expand ... again.
Cliff Blezinski shows off his Lynx. We asked him if he'd ever consider "going retro" and developing a game for one of the early handhelds. His reply: "Um, no." Bleszinski's work area is like a toy store on crack. From Shogun Warriors to Optimus Prime to the plush Companion Cube, his collection puts even the nerdiest of nerd core fanatics to shame.
Concept art adorns one of many such walls at Epic. It helps to remind the developers what they're working on. It's also classier than Bob Ross reprints.