Ex-‘Hearthstone’ Devs Working With Marvel on New Game

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Variety reports that Second Dinner, the video game studio created by former Hearthstone developers Ben Brode and Hamilton Chu, is working on a new game with Marvel.

The ex-Blizzard employees all worked on digital card Hearthstone, with Second Dinner founded by Ben Brode and Hamilton Chu who both left the company in 2018. Though the press release doesn't mention what kind of game we can expect, the team is very enthusiastic about their time play testing and the feedback they've been receiving.

As revealed via a new video and blog post on Second Dinner's website, Brode and the rest of the team announced that they're now creating a project associated with Marvel.

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As well as the office move, Second Dinner are looking to build their team up to 10-15 people with the help of a $30m minority investment from Netease.

The new game has been in early development - meaning prototypes and playtests - for about six months.

Brode Announced he was leaving Blizzard in April 2018 to start a new studio, saying "After 15 years at Blizzard and nearly 10 years working on Hearthstone, I have made the incredibly hard decision to embark on a new journey". "They and the team they've assembled at Second Dinner have made some of the greatest games in history". Marvel Games Executive Vice President Jay Ong said that Brode and Chu are "exactly who we want making Marvel games". Or maybe Spectacular! Or Incredible!

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Second Dinner aims to "make deep, satisfying games that are optimized for mobile" according to its official site. "Or Mighty! Or quite possibly all of the above!" The Chinese internet and gaming company has a huge mobile gaming portfolio and has previously published Blizzard titles in the country.

We'll see when it gets announced... at some point?

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