Exclusive – Seismic Games, a Los Angeles-based social games studio, is coming out of the woodwork today, announcing that it is set to debut its first game in the first quarter of 2012.
About a dozen other angel investors, with “deep ties” to the entertainment industry, also chipped in.
Seismic Games develops free-to-play games that can be played on social networks, including – of course – Facebook.
This is how they plan to set themselves apart from all the other social games makers:
“The games will be character-focused and highly customized, igniting a new wave of players looking for more sophisticated narrative and deeper engagement from their experiences online.
User-generated and real-time content will also play a central role in the gameplay, as will branded and professional entertainment partnerships which connect online and offline opportunities to audiences enjoying the game.”
Established in 2011, Seismic Games is co-founded and led by CEO Greg Borrud, a 17-year gaming industry veteran and co-founder of Pandemic Studios, which was sold to EA for $860 million in 2007.
Another co-founder, Eric Gewirtz, serves as the company’s CCO and was formerly director of ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ 1 & 2, one of the best-selling Star Wars video games ever.
The third co-founder and president of the company, Chris Miller, is a former VP of Vivendi Universal.