They’re engaged on an RPG.

Former Epic and Blizzard builders have introduced the formation of Lightforge Video games. Lightforge Video games is an all-remote studio that’s “on a quest to alter how RPGs are performed.” Lightforge is presently engaged on a “cross-platform, social online game the place gamers have the ability to create worlds and inform tales with unprecedented freedom.”

Lightforge not too long ago raised $5 million with investments from 1UP Ventures, Dreamhaven, Galaxy Interactive, Maveron, NetEase Video games, and a number of other different buyers. The studio was based by business veterans Matt Schembari, Dan Hertzka, Nathan Fairbanks, Glenn Rane, and Marc Hutcheson. The staff contains builders who’ve labored on ioWare, Blizzard Leisure, Epic Video games, and Riot Video games. The builders have beforehand labored on video games like Diablo III, The Elder Scrolls On-line, Fortnite, Hearthstone, Overwatch, the StarCraft 2 trilogy, Star Wars: The Outdated Republic, World of Warcraft, and a number of other others.

“All of us love extremely social, artistic video games, and we significantly love video games the place gamers drive the narrative,” CEO Matt Schembari mentioned in a press launch. “We wish to mix components from Minecraft or Roblox with tabletop RPGs to type a brand new approach to play roleplaying video games. Given our backgrounds, making a sport that appears to revolutionize RPGs was an apparent selection.”

Schembari additionally emphasised that Lightforge was constructing a studio the place empathy for each gamers and builders was a core a part of the studio’s founding imaginative and prescient. “Constructing a completely distant firm permits every staff member to reside wherever is greatest for his or her life state of affairs,” he mentioned.

Lightforge is presently hiring, so should you’ve ever wished to work for a completely distant studio, now’s your probability.


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