Sections

nDreams dev starts indie studio Hoverfly

Nicholas Pendriis' team is spread between UK, Los Angeles and Tokyo

Nicholas Pendriis, a former game designer at the UK developer nDreams, has founded a new independent studio, Hoverfly.

In an interview with Develop, Pendriis spoke of the difficulties he encountered trying to find a job after returning from a position in Japan. Hoverfly was actually started in June last year, "in response to my difficult circumstances."

"My resume is respectable and my references show that I'm an asset but it's tough out there. For everyone," he said.

"So I decided to create my own job. One that would capitalise on my lifetime of experience, skills, ideas, contacts and intellectual properties. That stuff has value."

Hoverfly is currently working on a project developed in Unity and targeted for an initial release on PC, iOS and Android. The company's staff is spread between the UK, Los Angeles and Tokyo, with Pendriis comparing its structure to that common among production companies in the film industry.

If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on newhires@gamesindustry.biz

Related stories

Brawlhalla dev Blue Mammoth Games opening new Netherlands studio

Amsterdam branch opens in January 2018, aims to hire 25 people

By James Batchelor

MAG Interactive acquires QuizDuel developer FEO Media

Takeover is the Ruzzle developer's third acquisition since 2014

By James Batchelor

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.