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Ex-Microprose people form Thriller Publishing

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According to this, "Wild Bill" Stealey, Fred Schmidt and Jim Bull, all of whom served together at MicroProse, have formed a new, Austin, Texas-based publisher named Thriller.

Thriller has apparently contracted several New York Times best-selling authors to create and develop new properties, with the potential for sequels and sustainable series, but no specific authors were named.

"We have over 100 years of game publishing expertise among our senior management alone, always working with first-rate development talent. At Thriller, these studios and their products will be handled directly by us, top management," said CEO Fred Schmidt. "They get the full benefit of all that experience to maximize the likelihood for mutual success."

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Patrick Garratt: Patrick Garratt is a games media legend - and not just by reputation. He was named as such in the UK's 'Games Media Awards', the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. After garnering experience on countless gaming magazines, he joined Eurogamer and later split from that brand to create VG247, putting the site on the map with fast, 24-hour a day coverage, and assembling the site's earliest editorial teams. He retired from VG247, and the games industry, in 2017.
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