Thu, Oct 14, 2010 | 22:43 BST
Fearless Studios formed by ex-LucasArts execs
Ex-LucasArts exes Haden Blackman and Cedrick Collomb announced today the formation of Fearless Studios.
Blackman is an award-winning writer and game director as well as the creator and senior executive producer of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Collomb was formerly director of engineering at LucasArts.
“At Fearless Studios, we believe great videogames should leave a lasting impression, an indelible mark on players, our industry, and even the wider culture,” said Blackman, co-president and CCO of Fearless Studios.
“By taking bold creative risks and tackling new challenges, Fearless Studios will fuse the best of story and gameplay to immerse, engage, and affect players just as deeply as our favorite films and novels.”
“Fearless Studios will marry compelling content with the most advanced game technologies and software, crafted and customized specifically for the experiences we want to create,” added Collomb, co-president and company CTOo. “We’re not building technology for its own sake; we want everything we do to show up onscreen to entertain the player—that’s all that matters to us.”
The firm is also comprised of acting CFO Marc Jackson, founder of Seahorn Capital Group with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience in senior management roles in theme park development, new media and interactive entertainment, including five years as CEO of videogame companies. Jackson’s previous roles included strategic advisor for Warner Bros Interactive, Film Finances Inc., and THQ Inc, financing video game projects such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and other titles for Eidos Interactive.
Seahorn Capital Group serves as financial advisor and business development partner of Fearless Studios.
No word yet on what is being worked on.