Epic Games and some former developers of Blizzard Entertainment have announced the creation of the new game development, Lightforge Games.
Their goal is to change how role-playing games are played.
They are currently working on a social game in which players will have the power to create worlds and tell stories with unprecedented freedom.
1UP Ventures received $5 million in investments from Dreamhaven, Galaxy Interactive, Maveron, NetEase Games and angel investors in the gaming and technology sector.
Lightforge Games was founded by gaming veterans Matt Schembari, Dan Hertzka, Nathan Fairbanks, Glenn Rane and Marc Hutcheson, and has recruited six more highly experienced developers. People who have appeared in the past in studios such as BioWare, Blizzard Entertainment, Epic Games, Riot Games and Zenimax Online Media, as well as in games such as Diablo III, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fortnite, Hearthstone, Overwatch, the StarCraft 2 trilogy, Star Wars: The Old Republic and World of Warcraft.
CEO Matt Schembari said in a statement that they love games that are social, creative and where players can guide the story. They want to create a new way to play role-playing games by combining elements from games like Minecraft and Roblox with desktop role-playing games.
Lightforge Games is hiring. For more information, visit the career website.