Skystone Games Formed

Industry veterans David Brevik and Bill Wang announce the formation of Skystone Games, a new global game developer and publisher. Wang's previous experience includes stints at Giant Games and Perfect World, while Brevik quite famously co-founded Blizzard North where he was integral in the creation of the Diablo series. More recently he was a co-founder of Flagship Games. This explains the connection to Wang, who also worked at Runic Games, which was formed by as Flagship escapees. Skystone reveals their first two projects as Undying, in development at Vanimals, and Spaceline Crew, which is in the works at Coffeenauts. Word is each is due to in the near future, and more details are expected in the coming weeks. Here's an Undying Announcement Trailer and a Spaceline Crew Teaser Trailer and the announcement has more details on both games:
Formed by industry veterans Bill Wang and David Brevik, Skystone Games is a brand new video game publishing and development company founded on the principle that talent is paramount, and that great gaming experiences can come from anywhere in the world. Today Skystone is announcing the first two games in its portfolio - Undying from Vanimals, and Spaceline Crew from Coffeenauts. Both games are due to launch in the near future, and more will be revealed about them in the coming weeks.

“We envision Skystone Games as a global developer and publisher of multiplatform video games, with the aim to provide creative guidance and global publishing services. In this way, we help talented designers make better quality games and market to a global audience.” said CEO Bill Wang. “We want to create a family-like environment that's fun and supportive - a place where every team member’s thoughts and ideas carry the same weight. Developers will share know-how and best practices across projects. When we collaborate in this way, everyone wins.”

“One of the biggest joys in this industry is uncovering hidden gems - projects that are absolutely special, but don’t ever really get the attention they deserve. That’s a problem we want to help solve,” said David Brevik, President. “Our team has a proven track record of doing just that, and we want to shine a spotlight on the sort of talent that deserves to be recognized in a very crowded and competitive world.”

Undying, the upcoming title from developer Vanimals tells the story of mother Anling and her son Cody. Infected by a zombie bite, Anling's days are numbered. She must now fight to survive, not for herself but her young son, Cody. Players will strive to ensure Cody's survival in this zombie infested world by protecting him, searching for safety, and teaching him valuable skills, at any cost. It will launch on PC, Xbox platforms, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation platforms, Android, and iOS.

Spaceline Crew, from Brazilian developer Coffeenauts, is a multiple Indie award-winning title custom made for co-op mayhem on PC and consoles alike. A rare example of a non-violent roguelike, Spaceline Crew asks players to cross the galaxy with their friends as flight attendants of commercial spaceships and try to handle asteroids, decompression, puking in zero G, and super demanding alien passengers. With procedural levels, tons of ships to unlock, and plenty of alien vomit to clean up - Spaceline Crew will be the ultimate in retro sci-fi couch co-op craziness.
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Goddammit! I thought this was a reboot of Clive Barker's Undying! I need that reboot just as hard as Arx Fatalis'!
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bjack wrote on May 11, 2020, 23:58:
Haven't followed Brevik in a couple years but I thought he was toiling on his own early access game during that time?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/697550/It_Lurks_Below/

I have not played it; it's a Terraria thing. Released mid last year.
Seems to be well received.
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Haven't followed Brevik in a couple years but I thought he was toiling on his own early access game during that time?
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Looks like you won't be shaking the Pillars of Gaming Heaven with those titles, Wang.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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I have a lot of thoughts about David Brevik, vastly positive. I love him, he's amazing to listen to. But I don't see him as the ARPG god a lot of people do at all. A lot of that comes from things he's said himself about the development of Diablo and Diablo 2. And the Shaefers too.

I wish all the best to him, Bill, and the developers.
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