ALISO VIEJO, CA - APRIL 10, 2007 - Red 5 Studios, a growing MMO development company founded by key members of the World of Warcraft team, announced today that Scott Youngblood, acclaimed lead designer of StarSiege: Tribes, Tribes 2, and alternate-reality game Majestic, has accepted an undisclosed position at the Aliso Viejo, California studio.
Before joining Red 5, Scott worked at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) where he was the lead multiplayer designer on Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror. Scott joins other well-known designers at Red 5 including Ed Stark, creative director for Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 and 3.5, and David Williams, lead designer of the hit collectible card games (CCG) Legend of the Five Rings, Doomtown, and City of Heroes CCG.
"Scott is exactly the caliber of team member we're looking for at Red 5," said Mark Kern, president and CEO of Red 5 Studios. "We founded this company on passion and vision, two qualities that Scott has embodied throughout his career as a top-tier game designer. Scott's vision directly complements ours, and we're excited about having him join our growing team."
"When Mark asked me to join Red 5, I was blown away by the vast and vibrant world they're creating and by the company they're building," said Youngblood. "It's a combination I couldn't refuse."
More information about the organization, including a company overview and a list of available positions, is available on the Red 5 website: www.red5studios.com.
About Red 5 Studios
Founded in September 2005 by key members behind Blizzard Entertainment ® 's World of Warcraft ® , including Team Lead Mark Kern, Art Director William Petras, and co-founder of Blizzard Korea Taewon Yun, Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. Red 5 may be reached on the web at www.red5studios.com.