On Thursday, Nov 10 2011, ETC students had the wonderful opportunity to visit a new upcoming studio called Rumble Entertainment. The studio was created in Aug 2011 with a focus on creating free-2-play, highly accessible games using the best of AAA game design. The current team including the co-founders of the studio are highly talented and experienced individuals with close to 80 AAA titles between them.
One of co-founders of the company, Mark Spenner, a former ETC client, was the one responsible for organizing the visit. The visit involved showing us a presentation that they were preparing for Venture Capitalists, a showcase of the game they were working on, a talk by John Woo the creative director, Josh Nadelberg Lead Artist and an casual Q&A with the three of them. A few qualities of the studio resonated well with the students. First, the studio is trying to work in a very interesting space of browser based high fidelity games. Second, the people at the studio seem to be really humble and thus the student given nick name “Humble Rumble”. Finally, it was refreshing to be treated as adults and not kids or fans by a studio.