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.



  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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