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Ex-2K pair found Uppercut Games, first title inbound

Tuesday, 12th July 2011 01:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Two former 2K Marin staffers have founded a new studio, Uppercut Games, and announced its first release – the action combat title Epoch.

Co-founders Ed Orman and Andrew James list Fallout: Tactics, Freedom Force, Tribes: Vengeance, Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and XCOM among their credits on the studio’s website.

Uppercut’s manifesto is to bring triple-A quality to mobile and downloadable gaming, and it’s first project, the Unreal-powered Epoch, due on iDevice in late 2011. There’s a teaser below.

The pair have at least two further games in the works, with Plunder and Terminus both receiving funding in the NSW Government’s Digital Media Initiative scheme.

Thanks, Gamefront.

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4 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    I feel I should be excited about this. It’s got somewhat charismatic robots in it, right?

    But it’s still just Gears of War with robots.

    I miss you, Japan. Can we have more of your games being translated again? I really do miss Japan and I can’t help but feel listless, they really knew variety.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. sb319

    Just once I’d love to read about a new startup actually doing real AAA game development, rather than throwaway iOS garbage.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I wonder just how many devs on big-budget projects are actually spending half their time knocking out secret iOS games? :-D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    @2 There’s Hawken.

    #4 3 years ago

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