Quantcast
Veteran of Blizzard and Bethesda opens new studio - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Veteran of Blizzard and Bethesda opens new studio


11:00 PM on 11.04.2013
Veteran of Blizzard and Bethesda opens new studio photo



Octopus 8, the brainchild studio of industry vet Rich Barham, has an interesting mantra. While we've seen new studios sprout out of the shutting of old ones, or the Who's Who talent compilation that is 343 Industries, Octopus 8 wants to focus on fostering up-and-coming talent.

The studio's "breakthrough talent" policy reflects this too where Barham, alongside senior designer Justin Parsler, and designer Chris Cox, plan to bring on up-and-comers to build the studio's first game, a mobile title, later this year. There are already plans for the release of second game in early 2014, though details on both are sparse.

Outside of a teaching environment, it's not everyday that you see industry vets take an interest in bringing up new talent. Breaking into the videogame industry is tough, to put it mildly, so more open avenues is always a nice thing to see.

Blizzard, Bethesda veteran founds new "breakthrough talent" game studio [Gamasutra]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Indie

5:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Vagante is a tough, promising 2D action-platformer

Nuke Nine has launched a Kickstarter for its action-platformer with RPG elements Vagante and the best part about the pitch -- well, besides several attention-grabbing .gifs -- is the included demo. Vagante has permanent deat...more



1:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Puppygames goes broke, announces Basingstoke

UK independent game studio Puppygames recently announced via blog post that it is running out of money. In fact, the team admits that it is broke: "Due to several decisions of dubious merit last year we've ended up wasting mo...more



8:00 AM on 08.19.2014
Team Meat's new game: Either about voyeurism or more Meat Boy

Team Meat, makers of Super Meat Boy and the upcoming Mew-Genics, has put up a website and trailer for what it calls "A live-action stealth game," called A Voyeur for September. Through my handsomeness and ability t...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more