Industry Veterans Open New Studio Stormcloud Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 November 2012 / 7,137 Views

A new gaming studio, Storm Cloud, has opened up in Dundee, Scotland. The studio has been formed by trio Frank Arnot, Andy West and Pat McGovern. They have a combined 50 years of development experience and have worked on Minecraft XBLA Edition, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. The trio has worked on 45 titles that have been shipped.

Arnot is the MD of the studio and has previously worked as the studio director at 4J Studios. West will handle the coding side of the studio, while McGovern, who was the senior artist at 4J Studios, will handle the art.

According to Scottish Games, the studio has secured funding from the Prototype Fund to develop a new IP for a browser based game aimed at six to 12 year olds. The studio is looking for more investments for its first project and for its work for hire project. The studio will focus on developing games for the Android, iOS and browser.

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Ganoncrotch (on 14 November 2012)

are we meant to be happy that the industry veterans who made oblivion are now making games for 6-12 year olds on browser based platforms :s ugh... that physically hurt.

JOKA_ (on 15 November 2012)

The times, they are a-changin'

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Ucell (on 14 November 2012)

This is talent wasted on crap platforms.

Proclus (on 14 November 2012)

First! Sorry.

Gamerace (on 14 November 2012)

Mobile platforms allows developers to create whatever they wish (and think will be profitable), whereas console developers are forced to develop the next iteration of the same old games. There's a reason so much talent is heading to mobile. It's freedom.

JOKA_ (on 15 November 2012)

I up voted you because I agree for the most part. Mobile games are only going to get bigger and more top talent will head in that direction, and I'm sorry you got down voted by people who don't like that.

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DirtyP2002 (on 16 November 2012)

mobile games will suffer the same fate as browser / facebook games. You can count on that. Ask Zynga or Bigpoint

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