Ex-Hearthstone builders open a brand new studio and get the Marvel license for his or her first recreation
So far as first initiatives for brand new studios go, getting the Marvel license looks as if a dream come true. That is precisely what’s taking place for Irvine-based Second Dinner.
Second Dinner is a workforce that is made up of ex-Blizzard workers, all of whom labored on Hearthstone — together with Hearthstone‘s former director Ben Brode. They’re at the moment engaged on an unannounced Marvel recreation which the workforce describes as “a kernel of a enjoyable thought” that they have been playtesting an early prototype of.
There aren’t any concrete particulars (and even passable hints) in regards to the elements of the Marvel universe Second Dinner’s recreation options. Nevertheless, the developer notes that there is “an enormous alternative to make deep, satisfying video games which might be optimized for cellular.” Additionally, given the workforce’s experience, it would not be stunning if that is some kind of a collectible card recreation.
Second Dinner is afforded a point of safety that new studios do not all the time have. It has obtained a $30 million minority funding from Chinese language tech firm NetEase. Second Dinner says this is sufficient to totally fund its first undertaking, which means it solely has to fret about creating a top quality Marvel recreation. That is a luxurious actually introduced on by the workforce’s monitor document in serving to make Hearthstone as fashionable as it’s.