Shiny Founder Dave Perry Resigns

The OC Register has an article up with a headline “Shiny Entertainment founder resigns “(registration required for that link, sorry!). The article reveals that Shiny Entertainment founder Dave Perry has resigned on the heels of word that parent Atari is seeking to divest itself of some properties like (including Shiny). The related explanation that this will free up Perry to attract prospective buyers and then return to the company after finding the right deal. Shiny’s 56 employees are currently working on three games, including a sequel to Earthworm Jim. Part of the article states

Atari can go ahead and sell Shiny but I think I can help too because I’m on the board of a lot of things. I can bring a lot of parties to the table and I can do that faster if I hit the streets myself,” said Perry, who began hitting his contacts Friday and said there was “a lot of interest out there.

If I’m an employee of Atari, then I’d be stepping all over them. This way, I’m representing a buyer. I can act swiftly and get buyers on the table. I pitched Shiny last time and got $47 million.