"The thought I could have died doing something I hated.” - Shakil Hendricks.
From foundry worker, now proud owner of Hieroglyphic Games who used to count the minutes until quitting time, now can't wait to get to his dream job. “It was a place where management treated you like a number." Said Shakil Hendricks speaking of his old employment.
One day at work while operating a machine which suddenly over pressurized causing an explosion to hurl Hendricks across the foundry floor in the blink of an eye. Most of what was recalled was from Hendrick's co-workers as the explosion immediately induced a concussion. Hendricks recalls no memory of the incident and relies on his co-workers, much like he did that day, for the accounts of what took place. He by all means should not be alive today. He tried to get up and go down the back stairs discombobulated, in shock, and engulfed in fire from molten garments of the explosion. The sight was horrific, but somehow Hendrick's was able to walk away that day with only minor burns. “From then on, I knew I wanted to do only things I love for a living, gaming and art.”
Something to know about smelting metal.
** Iron, out of the ground, melts at around 1510 degrees C (2750°F). Steel often melts at around 1370 degrees C (2500°F) **
*Smelting is the process by which a metal is obtained at temperatures beyond the melting point from its ore. *
It is when someone finally takes a chance at their dream, doing something they really love, that's what makes Hieroglyphic Games so special. His dream to create a place where gaming, and art, can meet finally got the explosion it needed.
Shakil Hendrick's never set foot in that foundry again after that day.
At Hieroglyphic Games, the goal is to create a completely customized experience. They strive to offer customized accessories, controllers for video gamer's, customized boards, or miniatures, and cards for table top game players. They host daily TCG,(Trading card game) and video game tournaments like Magic the Gathering, or Super Smash Bro Ultimate.