Endrant Studios is co-developing Raven Studios’ Wolfenstein, the outfit’s announced.
This is Endrant’s first project.
“Our goal is to make exciting, fun and accessible games that translate to the masses,” said Endrant boss Ben Smedstad, “Our backgrounds and experience enable us to be more creative, more focused and deliver a higher quality game no matter what the platform.”
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By Mike Bowden
Endrant Studios announces Wolfenstein project
July 16, 2008 – Endrant Studios Ltd opens its doors with the announcement of their first project, a co-development partnership with Raven Software and Activision Blizzard, Inc. on id Software’s upcoming Wolfenstein™.
Founded by experienced and talented individuals from all over the industry and the world, with dozens of titles under their collective belts, Endrant will leverage its strengths and translate them into AAA releases.
“Our goal is to make exciting, fun and accessible games that translate to the masses,” said Ben Smedstad, creative director & co-owner, Endrant Studios Ltd.. “Our backgrounds and experience enable us to be more creative, more focused and deliver a higher quality game no matter what the platform.”
Endrant Studios are currently building their team for current and subsequent titles.
“The pool of talent in the UK was the driving force behind us choosing to set up in England,” said Neil Postlethwaite, managing director & co-owner, Endrant Studios Ltd.. “Although the incentives in other countries were tempting, the experience and talent available in the UK is whatkept us here.”
For Wolfenstein, Endrant is working in collaboration with Raven, focusing primarily on multiplayer development.
About Endrant Studios Ltd
Endrant Studios Ltd is an Independent Software Developer, based just outside London in Sevenoaks, Kent. Endrant is a multi-platform developer, committed to developing high-quality, accessible games. Endrant is currently recruiting for its current and future projects. More information on Endrant Studios can be found at www.endrantstudios.com
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