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Flagship Studios Announced

Flagship Studios Opens with a Splash is the press release with the promised announcement of Flagship Studios, the new development company formed by former Blizzard employees. There are no details yet about any projects they are working on, just an extensive description of the group's credits, such as the following: "Flagship Studios has been founded by David Brevik, Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer, Bill Roper and Kenneth Williams, all former executives at Blizzard North. David Brevik served as President while Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer and Bill Roper held Vice President positions within the company. Ken Williams was Blizzard North's Director of Business and Operations. Together, the management and executive team for Flagship Studios represents over 45 years of game development experience. Joining them as additional co-founders are David Glenn, Peter Hu, Philip Shenk, and Tyler Thompson. David Glenn and Philip Shenk served as art leads on the games in the 'Diablo' series, with David focusing on background artwork and Philip leading the character artists. Peter Hu and Tyler Thompson were senior programmers at Blizzard North and held lead positions on 'Diablo II' and the 'Diablo II: Lord of Destruction' expansion set."

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8. Lots of "Chiefs" There Oct 22, 2003, 14:59  Kenn Hoekstra 
 
I'll be interested to see how their power structure works out... Looks like they've got tons of "executive officers" and "management" there... I wonder how clearly they've defined their duties so they're not stepping on each other's toes? Could make for some interesting power struggles...

 
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