Industry Veterans Open New Studio Mojaro - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 06 December 2012 / 5,284 Views
A new studio has opened up in Vancouver, Canada, by former executives of Sony, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, according to Develop. The studio is called Mojaro and opened up in 2010 by Laurent Ancessi, Ex-EA, Sony, Radical Entertainment and Naughty Dog.
The studio has operated in the dark since it first opened two years ago, while it developed a proprietary animation and AI-based technology for a cross-genre gaming platform. The studio is planning to develop pioneering mobile game experiences.
The studios first title KnightScape was just released for the iOS. CEO Laurent Ancessi described the title as "an engaging, HD-quality action adventure game that’s truly cinematic in presentation, and most importantly, a blast to play."
"We wanted to build much more than a stand-alone games, so have invested considerable time and effort to build a unique, high-quality mobile gaming platform," read the company's website. "Initially built for a range of iOS devices, and expansion to other operating systems is high on the priority list."
Mojaro is run by several industry veteran, including sales and marketing lead Nick Malaperiman who was an executive at EA and Nokia. The advisory board includes Louis Castle, former senior executive at EA and Zynga, and Tiffany Spencer, who previously worked at EA, Ubisoft and Ouya.