View Full Version : Emil Pagliarulo Resigns from Ion Storm.

6th Nov 2002, 06:41
Couldn't see this posted anywhere here, so here is the post I made on <a hrtef="http://www.ttlg.com">TTLG main hub</a><p>Emil Pagliarulo, a designer on Thief I & II at Looking Glass and had started work on the third installment at <a href="http://www.ionstorm.com">Ion Storm</a> has resigned.<br>Emil, responsible for some of the best gaming maps ever has left to work for Bethesda Softworks on Elder Scrolls "stuff". <br>Here's what the man had to say <a href="http://ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59808">here</a> on our forums.<blockquote>Hey all,
Well, this isn't REALLY a farewell, since I'll still be floating around the Thief forums. But I just wanted to let you guys know that my time with the Thief series has officially ended. It was a great run, and I had a blast, but in the end I decided it was time for a change.
I'm now at Bethesda, working as a designer on the Elder Scrolls series (you know, Morrowind-type goodness). I've always loved Bethesda's games, and have always wanted to help make them. Now's my chance.
Rest assured, Thief 3 is in great hands! I like to think I did some good work on the project before I left, and you can be sure that everyone else is producing great stuff as well.
Well, anyway, stay Thiefy, and I'll see you in the Bethesda forums!</blockquote><p>Well, there you have it. Good luck to Emil in his new job and thanks for some great gaming moments!

Just to add that Emil was responsible for Life of the Party (my favourite level in any game ever), Precious Cargo and Eavesdropping (with others).

6th Nov 2002, 11:17
So all is well at ION then? Thanks DJC for letting us know of this unfortunate situation. And I wish Emil the best of luck, I’m sure he’ll be missed. LoP was indeed the best level in T2 for sure!

6th Nov 2002, 14:01
I posted it in the Thief3 forum. Silly me.

6th Nov 2002, 15:19
Thanks for sharing DJC. I saw the news already, sad indeed. His insight I am sure will be missed. We must have faith in the others that are still working on the game, that Thief is in capable hands, and we won't be let down.

7th Nov 2002, 06:15
My thanks as well DJC for the info...as I'm sure he'll be missed with his contributions to T3...but you know they'll get someone with comparable talents I'm sure, as they will want to stay true to Thief's ideals and gameplay :) They have a lot riding on this game as well to do good so you know ION and Warren and all the crew will make sure they get a good replacement! Ta and Good Hunting!