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Several former employees of EA DICE and Embark Studios revealed their new studio, Wayfinder Games, this week. Although the headquarters will be located in Sweden, the developers themselves will be able to work completely remotely. The team plans to create a role-playing game, combining ideas from single player games, MMOs, and tabletop campaigns.
The new studio’s collaborators include developers who have worked on Minecraft, Star Wars Battlefront, and Angry Birds. Wayfinder currently has 18 employees. According to Wayfinder, they not only offer permanent remote working options, but also a healthier environment focused on sustainability.
Fia Tjernberg, CEO of Wayfinder, said in a statement: “Our team members have made some great games over the past decade and we are delighted to be putting together such a highly experienced and talented team. We are on a mission to make Wayfinder Games a wonderful, values-driven place to work and together with our dedicated partners, we are committed to continuing to evolve how we work together in a completely remote environment.”
Wayfinder’s investors and partners include Makers Fund, Behold Ventures and Dreamhaven. Archie Stonehill, Director of Makers Fund, said: “Wayfinder Games is a shining example of what a modern, innovative developer can be… We believe the talent they have attracted is a testament to this culture and we at Makers are excited and thankful to be a part of it.”
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