Brian Nichols – Lead Designer – Basketball Product Line

Brian Nichols brings six years of gaming experience and insight to Grey Dog. Previously, Brian was CEO and lead developer for Fast Break Basketball (FBB) and Fast Break College Basketball (FBCB), releasing his first game in 2001. In 2002, he was the main developer for the published Season Ticket Basketball. Brian and his titles, FBB and FBCB, still maintain an extremely loyal fan base. He currently resides in the state of Washington.

In your opinion, what makes a good computer game?

A game is good when you always want to play just one more level/season/etc. There should be something interesting happening at each step.

What one impression do you want customers of Grey Dog Software to take away after playing one of its games?

Confidence that all Grey Dog games are quality products that will provide hours of enjoyment well beyond the cost of the games.

What does Grey Dog Software offer its customers that other gaming companies do not?

The big thing is a high level of interaction between the customers and the developers.

What is your typical day like at Grey Dog Software?

Check email and the forums, set my goals for the day, food break, coding, more food, play some other games.

How many hours per week do you play computer or console games?

Probably 5 to 10 hours in a normal week although it can go up significantly when a new game catches my interest. If a game is really good then it can take up most of my free time for a while.

What game do you or did you play so much that your wife/girlfriend had to send out a search party?

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on the XBox 360. I’d sit down to play for 30 minutes and all of a sudden it was 3 hours later.

If you were a food, what would you be?

Chocolate cause I can be very sweet.

If you won $200 Million dollars in the lottery tomorrow, what would you do with all your winnings?

Definately buy a nicer house. Then give myself a large budget to try and make the basketball game that I can see in my mind but don’t have enough time to create right now.

Boxers or briefs?

Boxers.

Blondes, brunettes or redheads?

I tend to like more blondes although most girls I know tend to change their hair color once a month anyway. I’m really not that picky though.

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