Officials have announced the formation of a new development studio named OneNine Studios, employing a number of industry veterans from companies including Activision, Gameloft, Digital Eclipse, Vicarious Visions and Kush Games.
The company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada. The studio is already a licensed developer for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance, with plans to specialize in games for the handheld console, mobile phone and Web browser formats.
OneNine's clients include both licensed and original projects for companies such as GoPets, Microsoft, Leapfrog and Crackpot Entertainment. The developer also plans to start PSP development in the near future, as well as making downloadable games for Xbox Live Arcade.
The new company’s co-founder and president, Brent Boylen, commented, “Our people are all seasoned professionals and have all worked on several significant titles in their prior roles. Having them all in one company helps ensure that our development methodology is sound, efficient, and allows us to create great games.”
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