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Chief Creative Officer of Epic Games, Donald Mustard, Retires After an Incredible Journey

Donald Mustard, the chief creative officer at Epic Games, is set to retire after a successful career in the gaming industry. Having worked on highly acclaimed projects such as Shadow Complex and Fortnite, Mustard leaves behind a legacy of innovation and creativity.

One of Mustard's notable achievements was his involvement in the development of Shadow Complex, a game that was hailed as one of the best “Metroidvania” games of its time. Released on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade platform in 2009, Shadow Complex quickly gained popularity, breaking sales records by selling 200,000 copies in a week.

Reflecting on his career, Mustard expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work alongside incredibly talented individuals and his pride in the projects they created together. From Advent Rising to the formation of ChAIR, where Undertow, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade trilogy were developed, each chapter allowed Mustard to explore new and original ideas.

However, Mustard's most notable contribution came with the creation and shaping of Fortnite. As the game became a global sensation, Mustard expressed his excitement and gratitude for being a part of the team that strives to bring joy and delight to the Fortnite community on a daily basis.

Throughout his journey at Epic Games, Mustard took on various roles, including global creative director, overseeing the development of projects such as Battle Breakers and the VR game Robo Recall. These experiences further solidified his reputation as a visionary within the gaming industry.

As he embarks on this new chapter of his life, Mustard expresses his eagerness to spend time with his wife and family. He remains forever grateful to Tim Sweeney and the Epic Games family for their support and opportunities.

With his retirement, Donald Mustard leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and shape the gaming industry for years to come.

Sources:
– Shadow Complex sales records
– Donald Mustard's post on social media
– Epic Games announcement of Mustard's retirement