A Heavyweight Child

July 5th, 2011

When we look for Industry Heavyweights on Figment we’re looking for players who really embrace every aspect of the game.  From their design work and willingness to collaborate to their ability to create realistic back stories, news and albums, an Industry Heavyweight has to be a player who exemplifies how you “should play our game”.  ChildofAlma is such a player, and we’re proud to announce that he will be our latest player to be named an Industry Heavyweight.

ChildofAlma has been a Figment player since early 2009, and in that time he’s created a string of well known Figment bands including Whispers to the Fallen, DeathBreth, Sanguine Symphony, Wakizashi, Beijing Bling, Disfigura, Dollhouse In Black and Chainsaw Homicidal MonkeyMan Overdrive among others.

But those bands pale in comparison to what might very well be his Figment masterpiece, The Forgotten Falling.  Not only have TFF become one of the most successful bands on Figment, continually scoring top albums and tours, but they also have two of the best known fake musicians on Figment in Hayden Frasco and Miyako Rey.

ChildofAlma’s work extends far beyond his own bands however, as he’s one of the most collaborative players in the game.  His work includes creating album covers for bands like Werewolf Concerto, contributing to supergroups like Coffin Lords, side projects like Manta Rey, and allowing his musicians to work on albums like Eccentric Arcade’s Epic

What’s even better to see is that as his bands have grown in popularity the quality of his designs, writing, etc. has continued to improve.

His growth and fair play make ChildofAlma the perfect Industry Heavyweight.  So congratulations to him.  We’ll be depositing 15,000 pieces of Lucre in his Figment lucre account to reward him, and hopefully he’ll reward you with his ability to award more lucre as an Industry Heavyweight.


15 Responses to “A Heavyweight Child”

  1. Childofalma Says:

    Thanks guys!

  2. javdoc Says:

    Congrats! Well-deserved!

  3. javdoc Says:

    Wanted to note this separately – that’s quite a jump from the 500 Lucre award in the past to 15,000.(!)

  4. TMTYTF Says:

    Very much deserved. Childofalma is definitely a top player in this game.

  5. eric Says:

    Javdoc – I told you things were going to change w/ the lucre rewards.

  6. frizbee Says:

    Congrats! I almost thought the Heavyweight program wasn’t around anymore.

  7. theHoseman Says:

    Glad to see the Industry Heavyweight back. And a damn fine selection made picking Childofalma!

  8. formerwageslave Says:

    Congrats, man! 🙂

  9. Jaymundo Says:

    Congrats 🙂

  10. Crypt_Keeper Says:

    Congrats dude! A well deserved award!

  11. 3KnucklesDeep Says:

    Long overdue, but congrats!

  12. Furious Grace Says:


  13. Stilkon Says:

    I’ll have to congratulate him at our next band practice.

  14. frizbee Says:

    Wow, it’s been a while since there was a new Heavyweight. I noticed recently that the Heavyweight icon still appeared alongside ChildofAlma’s name, and I thought he had been chosen to be the most recent Heavyweight quite some time ago. Are there plans to pass the torch in the future, or did this feature sort of die out? Not that I’m trying to be a Heavyweight myself, as I’ve already had my turn at the helm. Just curious.

  15. Eric Says:

    No we’ve got a new one lined up for November, so be on the lookout.

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