Investors and partners include Makers Fund, Behold Ventures and Dreamhaven
UMEÅ, Sweden, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — EA DICE and Embark Studios veterans, including former ones Star Wars Battlefront Creative director Dennis Brännvall, together with production manager Adam Clarktechnical manager Manne Ederyd and studio manager Fia Tjernbergtoday announced Wayfinder Games, an independent game development studio based in Umeå. Sweden.
On a mission to create original role-playing games for players around the world, Wayfinder’s founders have proven experience in creative direction, engineering architecture, production, marketing and people operations. The development team draws on decades of experience working on top-grossing console and PC titles, including Star Wars Battlefront, battlefield, angry birds 2, star stableanarchy online and Minecraft.
“Our team members have created some amazing games over the past decade and we’re thrilled to be assembling such an experienced and talented team,” he said Fia Tjernberg, CHAIRMAN. “We are committed to making Wayfinder Games a wonderful, values-driven place to work, and together with our dedicated partners, we strive to evolve the way we work together in a fully remote environment.”
Wayfinder Games has grown to 18 experienced developers and plans to hire more staff in 2023. With options for permanent remote work, lump-sum pay increases with no performance reviews, and off-duty afternoons for focus time and flexibility, they recognize the games industry is taking some big leaps toward a more sustainable future. Wayfinder Games will always strive to be at the forefront of a healthier industry.
“As a studio, we want to lead the way with our love of roleplaying and the joy of sharing that love with your own gaming communities,” said Dennis Brännvall, Game Director. “We combine ideas from across the spectrum of the genre, whether it’s childhood friends fondly remembering their tabletop campaign stories, or the group euphoria that arises when you first meet this raid boss in your Defeat favorite MMO. We hope that we can build games that support the creation of these shared stories.”
“Wayfinder Games is a shining example of what a modern, innovative developer can be,” he said Archie Stonehill, Principal, Makers Fund. “Dennis, Fia, Adam and Manne founded Wayfinder not only as extremely talented and accomplished game developers, but also as close friends and colleagues who loved working together, and they have made that culture of collaboration and creativity the heart of Wayfinder Games. We believe the talent they have attracted is a testament to that culture, and at Makers we’re thrilled and grateful to be a part of it.”
“We’re flocking around role-playing and that experience of shared adventure,” added Tjernberg. “We believe our team is well-equipped to explore new ideas and unleash our full creative potential in this genre by leading with caring, honest, brave and humble demeanor.”
Wayfinder Games will accept letters from applicants and will offer reels for hire. To learn more about Wayfinder Games’ culture and mission, visit wayfindergames.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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