Today's round up includes news of a new studio formed by former Wolfpack Studios developers, and a remake of the original Tomb Raider
, as well as the latest GameSetWatch posts, Serious Games Source news, and Gamasutra job postings.
- Following recent news
that key employees from the Austin, Texas-based Wolfpack Studios were setting up a new independent company called Stray Bullet Games, the newly formed development company today issued confirmation of its existence, with indication that it will focus on creating and supporting massively-multiplayer online (MMO) games. Stray Bullet Games is already working on several undisclosed contracts. In addition, the company is developing their own unannounced project. The Stray Bullet team is comprised entirely of key developers from the former Wolfpack Studios. Frank is supported by Technical Director Ala Diaz, Art Director Ivan Enriquez, and Lead Designer Mike Madden.
- SCi owned Eidos Interactive announced that it will release a remake of the original Tomb Raider
in celebration of the franchise's 10th anniversary. The special '10th Anniversary Edition'
is being developed by Crystal Dynamics, which recently developed Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
on Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, PC and PSP, with versions on Nintendo DS, GBA and GameCube later in 2006. While no release date for the project has been announced, it is known that the game is in development for the PlayStation 2, PSP and PC. "Our 10th Anniversary Edition
of Tomb Raider
, is a one-off title to celebrate both Lara and Tomb Raider
," noted Larry Sparks, head of brands management at Eidos, "It will appeal not only to the loyal fans of the Tomb Raider
series but will also attract a totally new audience."
- The latest updates on Gamasutra sister weblog GameSetWatch
include news of Jack Black promoting Jack Black and his favorite games
, a no-holds barred feature about QA game testing
, and a look back
at Sony's classic PlayStation shooter, Warhawk
- Also updated today: Serious Games Source
news on a disaster safety game from the creators of Food Force
, and a new feature
on an educational project by TPLD to encourage girls to develop games, plus the latest Gamasutra job postings
, featuring openings from Atari, iBase Entertainment, NCsoft, Planet Moon Studios, Snowblind Studios, Spacetime Studios, THQ, THQ KAOS, Turbine, Visual Concepts Entertainment, and Volition.