There’s been a lot of activity within the membership of the IGDA regarding Tim Langdell of Edge Games and his position on the board of directors in the past weeks.
Two weeks ago, the IGDA committed a major mistake by deleting dozens of posts in the IGDA thread calling for the removal of Langdell. Since then, the IGDA has responded to members via email to apologize for the error and has restored many of the posts.
Last week, the IGDA issued a press release announcing that a special meeting was to take place in the near future regarding Langdell’s position on the board. The membership was successful in their efforts.
But the big news today is the resignation of Langdell from the board. Looks like this chapter in the Langdell controversy is over, but the trademark conflict with Mobigame is still very much at issue.
What does Langdell’s resignation mean in context of the issues at hand? How will this move affect the conflict between Langdell and Mobigame? I’m unsure any answers, but I think it can be said that this does not look good for Langdell publicly.
Since last week, the IGDA thread calling for the removal of Langdell has seen 30 new pages of posts. I haven’t had a chance to sift through them all, but I suspect that IGDA members have been uncovering more irregularities regarding Langdell and his enforcement of the Edge trademark.
Well, bitmob, what are you thoughts on this touchy issue? Was the IGDA membership correct in pushing for Langdell’s removal, and thus, pressuring his resignation? Or is Langdell the real victim in all of this, as The Escapist believes?
Addendum: I just found out that The Escapist published a follow-up article, casting doubt on the conclusions of their initial article. Looks like the only independent oulet to side with Langdell is now having second thoughts.