We are Richard Garfield, creator of Magic the Gathering, and the gaming pioneers (CEOs, Producers, Writers, etc.) behind BioShock, Card Hunter, Peggle 2, MetalStorm, Battle Nations, Trade Nations, and more. AUsA!
We are a diverse team of pioneers in the gaming industry with decades of experience. Collectively, we've created or helped create some of the most innovative games in recent memory including Magic: The Gathering, BioShock, Card Hunter, MetalStorm, Battle Nations, Trade Nations and much much more!
Links: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/14/card-hunter-coming-to-a-tablet-near-you?abthid=53234578dcec46b05c000016 http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/213210/Card_Hunter_coming_to_mobile_courtesy_of_new_studio_DropForge.php
What is Card Hunter?
Card Hunter is an award winning browser-based RPG/collectible card game by Blue Manchu Studios which is being re-imagined for tablet by Dropforge Games, an autonomous Wargaming-backed mobile gaming startup based in Bellevue, WA.
Who are we?
Richard Garfield (Reddit: AngryAngryMouse) - Creator of Magic: The Gathering and creative consultant for Card Hunter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garfield
David Bluhm (Reddit: CardHunter_David) - David is a longtime veteran of the mobile gaming industry and is currently the CEO of Dropforge Games. Prior to Dropforge, he served as CEO of Z2, the mobile gaming company behind Metal Storm, Battle Nations, and Trade Nations. In total, David has founded, cofounded or held senior positions in dozens of startup companies resulting in 2 IPOs, 7 acquisitions and over $32 billion in high water market value.
Joe McDonagh (Reddit: CardHunterJoe) - Joe is the VP of Studio at Dropforge Games. Prior to Dropforge, he was a senior designer and writer on Card Hunter. Prior to that he was the Executive Producer at Popcap Games for Peggle, the company Creative Director at LucasArts, and Director of Creative Development at Irrational, where he worked on BioShock and BioShock Infinite winning. Joe is also the co-recipient of the Game Developers Choice Award for Best Narrative for his work with BioShock.
Jon Chey (Reddit: cardhunter-jon) - Head of Blue Manchu, the studio behind Card Hunter (browser). Previously: co-founder of Irrational Games, director of development on BioShock, producer of System Shock 2 and designer of Freedom Force. Cut his chops at Looking Glass where he worked on Thief and Flight Unlimited 2, and wrote 5 lines of code for Terra Nova.
We will begin fielding questions at 2pm EDT. Ask us anything about Card Hunter, mobile gaming, the future of gaming, and whatever else you want!
Please direct specific questions with @Cardhunter, @David, @Joe, @ Jon, and @Richard tags.
4pm EDT Update
The team is off on lunchbreak! Keep asking and upvoting your questions. We'll be back to answer your questions later in the day!