A trio of ex-Blizzard veterans have joined to form a brand new studio, Magic Soup Games. The three—Jen Oneal, J. Allen Brack and John Dunham—each left Activision Blizzard during the turbulent period following widespread sexual harassment allegations and multiple lawsuits against the game publishing giant.
Among them the founders have a long list of game credits including World of Warcraft, Star Wars, Tony Hawk, EverQuest, Diablo, Skylanders and more.
From the Magic Soup website‘s “about us” section:
Hi! We’re Magic Soup. We’re a group of developers who love creating games that bring people together and help them forge new friendships. We’re building a game company dedicated to that goal. Our aspiration is to cook up games that are good for your soul and make you feel great – just like a warm bowl of soup. In other words, we’re making games we’d all like to play.
Much like crafting a delicious soup, making a great game isn’t as simple as following a step-by-step recipe. You prepare a solid base. You add ingredients. You taste. Sprinkle in spices. And taste again. Add more. Taste again. It takes a long time and a lot of work to make the best soup. To cook up a great game? Now, that is magic!
The site also mentions that there are openings available for those interested in joining the team, which will be entirely remote. The studio is working on an unannounced game which according to Oneal “Will lean on our experience building triple-A games and triple-A teams to create something that brings out the best in people, that celebrates the positive power of what this medium can express. We’re working on something that doesn’t fit neatly into any existing genre today.”
Via Venture Beat.
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