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Cliff Bleszinski teaming up with Nexon to build a F2P PC shooter
Cliff Bleszinski teaming up with Nexon to build a F2P PC shooter
July 8, 2014 | By Alex Wawro




Industry veteran and former Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski has launched his new studio, Boss Key Productions, and announced its first project in partnership with Nexon: a free-to-play PC shooter currently known as BlueStreak.

Bleszinski is trumpeting the game's design as an "old-school" sci-fi arena shooter, which is perhaps unsurprising in light of his very public ruminations about the viability of focusing on PC development after leaving Epic Games nearly two years ago.

"There are two lessons people have not learned from Minecraft: Get the game out there and build it," said Bleszinski in a recent interview with Gamasutra, and that appears to be what's happening with Boss Key's first project.

Bleszinski is currently the only publicly-announced employee of Boss Key, though that seems likely to change very shortly -- the company is known to be hiring, and Polygon reports that Bleszinski filed paperwork with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State in April naming himself CEO of Boss Key Productions and Guerrilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee as the COO.

Brussee worked with Bleszinski on the Jazz Jackrabbit games, and left Guerrilla Games two years ago to join EA's Visceral Games.

As part of the partnership, Nexon has purchased a minority stake in Boss Key and will be publishing, marketing and managing BlueStreak.




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Paxton Galvanek
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I also saw that a top level Epic Games Alumni just revealed he is part of Boss Key, I saw the following on Chris Mielke's LinkedIn today:
www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-mielke-pmp-csm/12/b59/a82

Chris Mielke, PMP, CSM
Founding shareholder/Senior Producer
Boss Key Productions

Vincent Velo
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I can smell the NX/ Karma Koin, Money Machines, etc, iteration, etc. marinating as I type this. Sincerely, Someone who spent far too much American currency on the infamous Combat Arms OFPS.

Anton Temba
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Up until today I had confused Nexon and Neste Oil as the same company.

Its was the logo and color scheme that got me.


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