Halo co-creator Alex Seropian and DreamWorks manager Brent Pease create Industrial Toys, working on “mobile games for core gamers.”
Bungie Studios founder Alex Seropian has started a new game company called Industrial Toys, according to a new Pocket Gamer report. The Halo co-creator cofounded the company with DreamWorks research and development manager Brent Pease to work on “mobile games for core gamers.”
Tim Harris, formerly of game firm Seven Lights, will serve as the studio’s president, with former DC Comics and Marvel employees rounding out the company’s first wave of hires.
Industrial Toys does not have any announced projects, and the studio did not specify which platforms it plans to develop for. The studio appears to just be getting going, as pictures posted to the company’s Facebook page this week indicate the company is only just moving into its studio.
The studio’s mission statement, posted to its Facebook account, reads, “We believe that the future of gaming is about being accessible without sacrificing quality. That mobile technology allows us the creativity to invent more dynamic gameplay. And that games are meant to develop and thrive as open collaboration between game designer and user.”
Seropian founded Bungie Studios in 1991 and was instrumental in the development of Halo: Combat Evolved, the first entry in the now-mammoth shooter series. Seropian later left Bungie and formed Wideload Games in 2004, which Disney purchased in 2009.
With that acquisition, Seropian was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of core games at Disney Interactive, the position he departed from earlier this month.