SimCity Leads Leave Maxis to Form New Studio

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 July 2013 / 2,500 Views

SimCity creative director Ocean Quigley, along with lead architect Andrew Willmott and lead gameplay engineer Dan Moskowitz, has left Maxis to form a new independent studio called Jellygrade.

"We were lead developers on SimCity, SimCity 4, Spore and The Sims2. We love making simulations," Tweeted Quigley. "We're making a simulation about the dawn of life on earth; about lava, water, rock and the emergence of the first primordial creatures."

"We're starting off on the iPad with a fundamentally new simulation engine - I can't wait to start showing it off," he added. "We're building the new simulation engine now."

Most recently the trio worked on SimCity, which was released in March.


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5 Comments

fordy (on 18 July 2013)

EA.....you Jelly.....grade?


JazzB1987 (on 17 July 2013)

I will buy their next game solely because it will not be published by EA


ganoncrotch (on 18 July 2013)

so he left Maxis to create "From Dust"?


iron_megalith (on 17 July 2013)

Well.. If they will make something like Simcity 3 or 4 then this will be an instant follow for me. I always dreamed of playing these on tablets.


landguy1 (on 17 July 2013)

The NEXT generation of consoles will be tablet PC's...