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 Tomb Raider  veterans open new game studio
Tomb Raider veterans open new game studio
March 19, 2012 | By Mike Rose

March 19, 2012 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

A couple of former Eidos and Sony developers have started a new independent game company, aiming to launch a game for iOS later this year.

Lady Shotgun Games is led by Anna Marsh and Sarah van Rompaey, both of whom have worked on the Tomb Raider franchise, among other high-profile games.

Marsh has worked in the games industry for 13 years, for companies such as Psygnosis, Sony, Sega, Eidos and Crystal Dynamics. She was the executive designer on the Tomb Raider franchise at one point, and also worked on the Hitman and Aliens franchises.

Business partner van Rompaey has previously worked for the likes of Infogrames, Atari, Eidos and Sony over the course of 11 years, and was senior producer on both Tomb Raider and SingStar.

The duo is joined by a string of freelancers, including lead artist Gabriella Pavan and writer Katharine Neil, and plans to reveal its first game sometime in the summer.

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Bruce Everiss
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Lots of it about.
People bailing out of the declining boxed console game industry and setting up new developer/publisher companies for the exploding iOS marketplace.

risa cohen
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Super star ladies of the games industry to guide us all forward! Can't wait to see what you have cooked up!

Jonathan Jennings
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I'm just curious because if all of these distinguished veterans are leaving to make their own studios many of them having a number of years of talent and skill in the world do you replace that ?

Jeffrey Crenshaw
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Not easily. You can hire eager recent grads, but now you're competing with the talent that left you as well as losing said talent. Mainstream game industry is starting to reap what it sowed when it decided the proper way to handle talent was to crunch it and lay it off as soon as possible while giving suits all the money. I for one am in favor of this trend; we should see more sincere games too if these experienced indie startups keep the indie spirit.