June 8, 2023

Former Blizzard veterans kind new studio Magic Soup Video games

A trio of ex-Blizzard veterans have joined to kind a model new studio, Magic Soup Video games. The three—Jen Oneal, J. Allen Brack and John Dunham—every left Activision Blizzard throughout the turbulent interval following widespread sexual harassment allegations and a number of lawsuits towards the sport publishing large.

Amongst them the founders have an extended record of sport credit together with World of Warcraft, Star Wars, Tony Hawk, EverQuest, Diablo, Skylanders and extra.

From the Magic Soup web site‘s “about us” part:

Hello! We’re Magic Soup. We’re a bunch of builders who love creating video games that convey individuals collectively and assist them forge new friendships. We’re constructing a sport firm devoted to that purpose. Our aspiration is to prepare dinner up video games which are good in your soul and make you’re feeling nice – identical to a heat bowl of soup. In different phrases, we’re making video games we’d all wish to play.

Very similar to crafting a scrumptious soup, making an incredible sport isn’t so simple as following a step-by-step recipe. You put together a stable base. You add substances. You style. Sprinkle in spices. And style once more. Add extra. Style once more. It takes a very long time and a whole lot of work to make one of the best soup. To prepare dinner up an incredible sport? Now, that’s magic!

Soup’s on!

The positioning additionally mentions that there are openings accessible for these inquisitive about becoming a member of the staff, which might be solely distant. The studio is engaged on an unannounced sport which in line with Oneal “Will lean on our expertise constructing triple-A video games and triple-A groups to create one thing that brings out one of the best in individuals, that celebrates the optimistic energy of what this medium can categorical. We’re engaged on one thing that doesn’t match neatly into any current style as we speak.”

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