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Brightworm Games established by KO_OP co-founder Bronson Zgeb

KO_OP's co-founder Bronson Zgeb has opened his own one-person game studio.

KO_OP's co-founder Bronson Zgeb announced the founding of his next studio, BrightWorm. Zgeb is currently the studio's sole employee. 

"About 10 years ago, I founded KO_OP," wrote Zgeb on Twitter. "I gave it everything, but I burned out. [...] Now I'm excited to reveal my new studio, BrightWorm!" Zgeb didn't do a full reveal of the studio's first title, but on BrightWorm's website, curious players can sign up to be a part of the beta. 

KO_OP was founded in 2012 by Zgeb and studio director Saleem Dabbous. Along with developing the 2017 game Gnog and 2023's Goodbye Volcano High, the studio developed a level for Square Enix's 2016 mobile game Lara Croft Go

Zgeb later departed KO_OP to work at Unity and Lara Croft Go developer Square Enix Montreal (prior to its recent rebrand to Onoma and subsequent closure).

Notably, KO_OP operates as a co-op (heh) management structure. Every developer employed at the studio has equal pay and power. A similar structure exists at Dead Cells developer Motion Twin.

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