Vigil Games Co-founder Leaves Developer - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 October 2012 / 5,958 Views

Joe Madureira, the co-founder and creative director of the Austin, Texas based Vigil Games, has left the company after seven years. He revealed the news on Facebook saying that it is time for him to move on. Vigil has not yet announced who will be replacing his role as creative director.

"Farewell and best wishes to all my brothers and sisters at Vigil Games," said Madureira. "After seven long years and two hit games (Darksiders BABY!) I'm afraid the time has come for me to move on to new adventures. I could not be more proud of what we achieved, or the awesome people who helped build up this studio. I can safely say Vigil's future is in very good hands, so expect only awesomeness down the road. This feels surreal...I miss the place already."

"I'll be talking more about 'The Next Big Thing' in the coming months, but in the short term, I'm focusing on banging out a bunch of comics," Madureira added. "Which should hopefully sate your hunger, you bloodthirsty savages!!! (*believe it or not that's a term of endearment.)"

Madureira founded Vigil Games in 2005 and he oversaw the development of the two Darksiders games. Earlier this year THQ laid off 79 employees at Vigil Games and announced that Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium would no longer be an MMO.

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JEMC (on 22 October 2012)

Bad news for the fans of Vigil and Darksiders.