5 years ago If you want to be mean, basically their first game is a clone of Puzzle & Dragons… Ex-King devs launch Snowprint StudiosAlexander Ekvall and Patrik Lindegrén co-found start-up to focus on mobile free-to-play midcore gamesBrendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 16th December 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWhile working at King, director of product Alexander Ekvall and technical lead Patrik Lindegrén were focused on building and sustaining casual megahits like Candy Crush Saga. However, the pair has left the company, and is now pursuing a very different audience with today’s announcement of their new start-up, Stockholm-based Snowprint Studios.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games While Snowprint will still create mobile free-to-play games, the studio’s strategy is to create accessible midcore games. Its first effort will be a tactical RPG with puzzle-based battles and a setting inspired by Norse mythology.Helping the pair get the studio off the ground is a team of more than a dozen developers with experience at outfits like DICE, Rovio, Unity, and Zynga. The studio also has completed a seed funding round led by early Supercell investor Jari Ovaskainen and has enlisted a team of advisors including Wooga head of studio Wilhelm Österberg, i/o ventures managing partner Paul Bragiel, and Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen.”We saw a significant opportunity for innovation in gameplay and presentation that could make mid-core games more accessible,” Ekvall said. “Traditional gamers are now finding themselves with a powerful gaming platform in their pockets, while casual and mid-core players are beginning to move beyond mobile’s simpler offerings. Snowprint Studios’ games will sit at a crossroads between these gamers, inviting every kind of player to explore gameplay with new, challenging and accessible mid-core components.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 19 hours agoLatest comments (1)Christophe Danguien games developer 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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