New Studio Slapdash Games Formed
New multiplatform casual game development studio Slapdash Games announced its formation today, with plans to publish games for PC, home consoles, and mobile phones specifically outlined. The five founders are comprised of four MumboJumbo development vets, led by CEO Marcus Hopkins.
Hopkins also serves as CEO of game development studio Method Solutions. Method is providing Slapdash with it's initial funding, and is "working closely with the team to establish the foundation of the company and keep the development staff's energy directed towards making games."
"The team at Slapdash Games is unmatched in terms of creating fun, addicting games that are embraced by the mass market," Hopkins said in a statement. "I applaud their decision to go out on their own and I look forward to helping them become a formidable force in the casual gaming space."
Slapdash's four MumboJumbo founders are Scott Hansen, Matthew Molloy, Darren Walker and Chad Woyewodzic. At MumboJumo they helped develop the casual hits Luxor and Luxor 2 as well as Chainz 2: Relinked. Luxor 2 was nominated for Best Puzzle Game and Casual Game of the Year and was the winner of the 2006 Craft Awards for Best Audio and Best Visual Arts by the members of the Casual Games Association.
No information regarding Slapdash's initial line-up of titles has been revealed, beyond stating that its goal is to become "he number one casual games developer in the market."