Sections

New studio Citadel launches today

Derek Brinkmann, Chris Ondrus and Tim Cotten developing RPG Shards

Developers Derek Brinkmann, Chris Ondrus and Tim Cotten today launched their new studio Citadel which will create multiplayer RPGs for PC.

"We left our soul-crushing, corporate jobs to make the games we'd actually play," said CEO Brinkmann.

"As we started our first project and experimented with concepts, we discovered ways we could share our passion for creating living worlds with gamers themselves. Ultimately the community will dictate what Shards becomes, because we're not just providing a game but also a platform for players to express their creativity."

Between them the three have worked on NASCAR, Madden, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online. Brinkmann's last role was as lead software engineer at Mythic, and he left in May 2013. Until December 2012 Ondrus worked with Bioware, and Cotten's previous title was CTO of Agilla Pro.

The team's first game is Shards, an Ultima Online inspired RPG.

Related stories

"For many of our fans, Farming Simulator is one of the very few games they actually play."

Giants Software discusses the gamers playing their hit simulation title

By Christopher Dring

Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian: The Last of their Kind

The end of two of the industry's longest-running and most troubled development processes is a reminder of the excesses of the 2000s

By Rob Fahey

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.