Intrepid Studios Hires 7 New Devs To Work On Ashes Of Creation
Intrepid Studios has snapped up 7 new senior members to work on the studio’s flagship MMORPG – Ashes of Creation, most of which were former Daybreak Game Company employees. Over 100 developers are now working on the game making it “among the largest MMOs in production,” according to a recent press release. Here’s a list of the new team members:
Michael Roca – Senior Gameplay Programmer (Formerly of Disney, Daybreak, SOE, and EA)
Grat Crabtree – Senior Software Engineer (Formerly of Daybreak and SOE)
Devin Lafontaine – Senior Artist (Formerly Daybreak, SOE, Sigil Games)
Tad Ehrlich – Senior Artist (Formerly, Daybreak, SOE, Midway Games)
Garrett Fern – Senior Game Designer (Formerly Daybreak and SOE)
Zin Chiang – Senior Producer (Formerly Travian Games and Publishing)
Midori Bond – Executive Assistant (Formerly Senior GM and Customer Service at SOE)
Intrepid will also be hiring 21 more developers in the coming weeks to fill up their San Diego studio. “In the last year, we have grown incredibly fast and have been fortunate to bring aboard some very talented MMO veterans.” said Founder and Creative Director Steven Sharif. ““It’s pretty exciting to watch your dreams become a reality, and at the end of the day, creating an MMORPG that players can be proud of.”
The studio also announced that Alpha 1 – Phase 1 is still scheduled for the 4th Quarter of 2018. Alpha 1 access packs will only be available until the end of the month so now’s your chance to grab one if you haven’t already done so.
“There are now over 8,000 people who have purchased Alpha 1 level access for the MMORPG, and Intrepid wants to keep that number below 10,000 for testing purposes in the Alpha 1 stage. The Alpha 1 pack will be swapped with another pack at the end of July which does not include Alpha 1 access, but still has plenty of other perks.”
Lastly, the team will be updating fans on the status of the game and what they’ve been up to via livestream on Monday, July 9th at 3PM PDT over at the Ashes of Creation Twitch Channel. Don’t forget to mark your calendars.