Blizzard and Epic vets form Lightforge Games

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A group of former Epic Games and Blizzard Entertainment developers today announced the formation of their new studio, Lightforge Games.

The remote-working studio is working on a cross-platform game with social elements, with CEO Matt Schembari saying the intent is “to combine elements from Minecraft or Roblox with tabletop RPGs to form a new way to play role-playing games.”

The studio has received $5 million in backing from a number of investors, including Galaxy Interactive, NetEase Games, Dreamhaven, Maveron, and 1UP Ventures.

“Lightforge is creating a game in a new space that has a ton of potential,” said Dreamhaven CEO and

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