Blind Squirrel on balancing work-for-hire with original ambitions

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Blind Squirrel Games celebrated a milestone earlier this month when it launched its first original title in the free-to-play team-based shooter Drifters Loot the Galaxy.

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz recently, Blind Squirrel CEO and founder Brad Hendricks says creating new IP was the initial idea when the studio was founded 11 years ago, but there was a good reason to put it off so long.

“In the back of my head, I wanted to be a studio putting out some really great IP, but I also realized it was a small studio,” Hendricks says. “I didn’t have the draw. I didn’t

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