Paradox Interactive, the Swedish publisher and developer of games like Prison Architect and Cities: Skylines, is opening a brand new studio in Berkeley, California run by Rod Humble called Paradox Tectonic. Humble comes from Electronic Arts and Second Life creators Linden Labs, where he served as executive vice president for the EA Play label and chief executive officer, respectively.
He brings his impressive resume to, as Humble explains, “create open, fun, beautiful games which respect the players’ intelligence and enables their creativity, freedom, emotion, and sharing.”
With much experience building rich simulated worlds like Second Life and The Sims, Humble seems primed to expand Paradox’s already deep catalog of simulation and building games with a focus on perhaps something akin to those previous games. That is speculation, but his expertise seems perfectly tailored to fill a gap in the specific niche market that Paradox games tend to fill.
All that was said about its upcoming game is that the studio is leading development of a brand new IP with details to be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more out of Paradox Tectonic and read about Paradox’s ARG that hints about Vampire: The Masquerade or its new modding platform.
[Source: Paradox Interactive]
Author: Nathan Anstadt
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