Gaming trade vets David Brevik and Bill Wang have began a brand new publishing studio, Skystone, that seeks to mentor younger builders. The firm is already working with two video games: the zombie-themed Undying and the cooperative, non-violent roguelike Spaceline Crew.
Combined, Brevik and Wang have over 40 years of expertise in gaming. Brevik was the cofounder and president of Blizzard North, which created the monumental motion role-playing sport Diablo. He was additionally CEO of Marvel Heroes studio Gazillion Entertainment.
Wang helped to deliver hit PC video games to China, like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He was additionally the vice chairman and normal supervisor for Perfect World Entertainment.
“We’ve known each other for more than 12 years and worked together several times in the past,” Wang instructed GamesBeat. “We trust each other and we have complementary skill sets to provide valuable services for new companies. That’s how Skystone Games was born.”
Publisher and mentor
Skystone isn’t seeking to simply publish video games, however to assist youthful studios and provides them recommendation primarily based on their years of expertise.
“I think that we’re not just a regular publisher that’s going to throw money at a studio and hope for the best,” Brevik instructed GamesBeat. “We know the industry well, and we’re going to work closely with developers to make sure everyone succeeds.”
And Skystone isn’t scared to begin a brand new writer in in the present day’s world, which has been ravaged by the pandemic.
“I can see Skystone being a great company to start in this kind of environment,” Wang instructed GamesBeat. “Many publishers and investors are hesitant to make investments in studios and games. We’re ready to move forward based on the links we’ve been able to make with talent. The pandemic doesn’t matter.”
Both Undying and Spaceline Crew will launch within the “near future.”