An interview with Tomm Hulett

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An interview with Tomm Hulett

Post by JaySevenZero » May 21st, 2017, 12:35 am

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Joining Leon for this interview extra is WayForward Technologies‘ Game Director, Tomm Hulett.
Recounting his remarkable career, Tomm tells us of his early days testing Dave Perry games for Virgin, before moving on to localisation work on JRPGs including Persona 3 for Atlus. Then he reveals all about his bittersweet time producing Silent Hill titles for Konami – as well as the subsequent and vicious backlash from sections of that IP’s fanbase. Bringing us up to date, Tomm shares what it’s like to work on licensed games at WayForward, as well as the experience of working with other beloved Japanese IPs such as Contra and Rocket Knight Adventures.

Music used in this podcast is as follows:

1: Downpour intro by Daniel Licht - Silent Hill: Downpour, 2012
2: Intro Perp walk by Daniel Licht - Silent Hill: Downpour, 2012

Edited by Jay Taylor.

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Re: An interview with Tomm Hulett

Post by Nihilizem » May 22nd, 2017, 8:05 pm

That was a very interesting conversation.
The whole exchange was worth the listen, but the Silent Hill stuff is certainly what a lot of people will be more drawn to.
His insight into the state of the franchise in a post Team Silent era was fascinating. It just seemed like Konami was long past caring at that point.
It's of course his side of the story, but I have no trouble believing it, especially after the fairly recent rumblings in Konami.

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Re: An interview with Tomm Hulett

Post by Suits » June 22nd, 2017, 6:52 pm

Wonderful interview, very insightful.

Another great interview episode :) .

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Re: An interview with Tomm Hulett

Post by ratsoalbion » June 22nd, 2017, 6:53 pm

Thank you. Tom was very honest.

Always appreciate some feedback on here.

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