The veteran developers of Epic Games and Blizzard Entertainment recently opened the Lightforge Games studio, as the mission will be to change the way RPGs are played. to me Official note (Across Jimatsu) The team develops a multi-platform title where players have the ability to create worlds and tell stories with ‘unprecedented’ freedom
“We all love very social and creative games, and we especially love player-led games,” said CEO Matt Chembary. “We are looking to combine elements from Minecraft or Roblox with backgammon RPGs to form a new way of playing RPGs. With our experience, creating a game that could revolutionize RPGs was an obvious choice.”
The company secured 5 million investments from Galaxy Interactive, NetEase Games, Dreamhaven, Maveron, 1UP Ventures and angel investors.
“Lightforge is creating a game in a new space that has a lot of potential,” said Dreamhaven CEO Mike Murhaime. “The team is full of veteran developers and I’m excited about seeing them.”
Among the veteran developers is Glenn Raney, who has been on Blizzard and recently left the company. Glenn was a key artist at the production company, creating some of the cover art for the World of Warcraft expansions, various class arts and Hearthstone cards (such as Sylvana, Valeera, and Thrall, and the famous Starcraft arts, among others – see more at The Deviant.
Matt Schembari was Epic Games’ Frontline Manager for Fortnite.
Lightforge will be a completely remote studio where employees can work and live anywhere. “We are creating a studio that aims for the long term, where empathy for players and developers is at the core of everything we do. Building a completely distant company enables every team member to live in the best place in their life,” Matt added.
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