The former executive producer ofand has collaborated with ex-Mythic Entertainment colleagues to establish a new studio, Loric Games, which is currently developing a cooperative airship RPG.
Jeff Hickman, whose career spans roles as a customer support specialist, designer, and executive producer, embarked on his journey in the MMORPG realm with Dark Age of Camelot in 2001.
His path eventually led him to become the executive producer of that title, before he transitioned to oversee the development of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning in 2008.
Loric Games has successfully raised $4 million in financing, spearheaded by 1AM Gaming. This funding will kick-start the development of its unnamed cooperative airship RPG.
What’s Loric Games saying about having Jeff Hickman on board?
"Everyone at 1AM can blame Brian, Rob, Jeff - and many of the Loric Games team - for sleepless nights up late with our friends raiding the Hibs in Dark Age of Camelot. For that alone, we almost invested in their new project," said Louis Gresham, Co-Founder of 1AM GAMING.
“But it was learning about their vision for the game and knowing that they have a desire to steer co-op RPGs in a whole new direction that made us realize we wanted to be a part of what they're building."
Jeff Hickman, a luminary with over two decades of experience, assumes the role of Chief Production Officer at Loric Games. His illustrious career includes pivotal roles at NaturalMotion, Electronic Arts, BioWare, and Mythic Entertainment, contributing to the success of renowned titles like The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Warhammer Online and Dark Age of Camelot.
"Joining the talented team at Loric is like coming back home. We're not just colleagues; we're co-conspirators in a grand adventure. Together, we'll turn our groundbreaking ideas into cultural phenomena, one game at a time." said Jeff Hickman
"Reuniting with Jeff at Loric isn't just about collaboration; his arrival during a period of dynamic growth and expansion underscores Loric’s commitment to elevating our high standards in game production. Our team's collective journey, marked by both successes and challenges, uniquely positions us to elevate new and exciting game genres to unprecedented heights." concluded Brian Johnson, CEO of Loric Games on his collaboration with Hickman.
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