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Runic Rises from Sunken Flagship

Runic Games announces they've formed in the wake of the closure of Flagship Studios, hoping to continue in the MMO action/RPG direction they were following with Mythos:

Seattle, Washington - August 8th, 2008 - The former Flagship Studios Seattle team is proud to announce their reformation as Runic Games ( As the team responsible for the highly-anticipated Mythos at Flagship Studios, Runic Games intends to continue to use their expertise in the Action-RPG MMO genre to create the best games in this market.

The studio is headed by Travis Baldree and Max Schaefer. Travis served as Project Director for Mythos at Flagship Seattle, and previously created the bestselling Action-RPG FATE. Max was the Executive Producer for Mythos, and one of the original founders of Blizzard North, the creators of the bestselling Diablo franchise. He was also one of the founding members of Flagship Studios.

Announcements about Runic Games' forthcoming projects will be made in the coming days.

16. Subtlety? Aug 10, 2008, 13:06 JohnBirshire
I think some subtlety would have gone a long way here. Instead, they make a large press release saying "former Flagship Studios team" reforms as Runic Games.

Why play Russian Roulette the moment your company is announced?

As a side note, I couldn't help but think Mythos was pretty much just a rehashed Fate. *which was simply rehashed from previous games itself* Then low and behold "studio is partially headed by Travis Baldree, whom previously created Fate."

Doomed to failure from the very beginning...

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