Check Six Studio, developer of the Maya Real-Time SDK, has announced the creation of the new game division. The company has named three industry veterans to lead the effort. Jack Mamais, previously involved with Activision's MechWarrior
series, will head up the game division as vice president of interactive entertainment. Jean-Marc Morel, who worked on Activision's Dark Side engine, will serve as technical director. Rounding out the three new hires is Tim Hoffman, previously technical director for Foundation Imaging's Roughnecks
computer animated series, will lead the art department. The company will focus on Playstation 2 development.