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Swedish Devs Launch A New Studio
21 May, 2018
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Three Swedish game industry masters, Arcade Berg, Tor Frick, and Jonathan Heckley, have joined forces with entrepreneur Erik Gloersen (Funcom, Looking Glass, 2K Czech) and Goodbye Kansas to launch a new studio called Neon Giant in Uppsala, Sweden. The team is said to be working on a mysterious cyberpunk title. Berg, Frick, and Heckley used to work for Machine Games during the development of Wolfenstein games.

We are a group of game veterans with a past in some of the world’s biggest action game franchises. With a combined game development experience of 70 years, we felt it was about time to create our own game studio, built around a small but extremely talented team. We are hard at work on our first title set in a brand new cyberpunk world.

At Neon Giant, every team member is a key player, empowered to help us fulfill our bold vision: to create world-class action games that will stand proud and tall with the giants.

Neon Giant is funded by Goodbye Kansas Game Invest, a project that previously helped several Swedish developers, Experiment 101 and BioMutant, for example. The team has also funded The Bearded Ladies and their work on Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.

We are planning to start hiring pretty soon at a modest rate. We are aiming to keep the studio quite small, so every hire will be someone who can bring something new to the studio, as every employee will be a key player with lots of responsibility and freedom.

Tor Frick 

Here’s some concept art from Neon Giant to steal a glance of the upcoming title:

Little is known about the team’s progress, so we’ll have to wait for more details. You can follow the project on Twitter and Facebook

Source: neongiant.se
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@alex if i had to guess, they just finished two back-to-back AAA games in the same franchise and some people are seeing it as a good time to transition without burning bridges?

aka business as usual?

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So uhh.. What’s happening at Machine Games then?