Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson has founded a new indie studio Mohawk Games. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell and Dorian Newcomb, the art designer for Civilization V, will also be involved as studio president and art director respectively.
The studio will be based on Baltimore, MD, and has begun recruiting from around the industry.
Johnson promises, "Mohawk puts gameplay first. Our goal is to make games that will be played for years, based on elegant, replayable systems that are not limited by finite content creation. Our development process emphasizes rapid iteration above all else, requiring our games to be playable as soon as possible so that we have time to find the fun."
Gamers can check out Mohawk Games at the official site.