It’s important to remember where you came from, but also what you are now. For video game studios, this is really important, as the road to success isn’t easy. You have to work hard, you have to be dedicated, and most importantly, you have to be ready to take hits, and keep getting up. For the team at Daybreak Games, they’ve done so and persevered, and they’re celebrating their 2 year anniversary as a studio.
Now, you might think that’s not an impressive milestone, but you have to remember one thing, they didn’t start out as Daybreak Studios. They actually started out as Sony Online Entertainment back in the early 2000’s, they were the ones behind the mega-popular title Everquest and it’s sequel Everquest II among other titles.
In fact, they made several titles before being sold off by Sony and allowed to go independent. There, they had some ups and downs, they underwent layoffs, lost key staff, but through it all, they stuck together, and became Daybreak Games. What was that line about darkest before dawn…?
Now, they’re fully running, and have many games under their belt, including popular titles like DC Universe Online, H1Z1, and a lot more. Who knows what might be coming from them in the next year or two?
The lesson here? Don’t give up on your dreams, for as Daybreak says on their websites, they work via playing video games, that’s a dream come true for most. So no matter what happens to you, just keep pushing forward. Then it’ll be you one day celebrating an anniversary of something you did.