Yellow Brick Games is a new game development studio opened in Quebec, Canada, with the vision of “returning to the basics” of next-generation hardware, backed by the creative talents of BioWare, Ubisoft and EA.
The studio has many well-known industry names such as Thomas Giroux (Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs), Jeff Skalski (Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed) and Frédéric St-Laurent B. (Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed), renewing years of expertise. Bring to things. team. Perhaps most notable is the inclusion of Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw, who left Ubisoft after a long time working on the RPG series at BioWare. Laidlaw acts as the studio’s premier creative officer, guiding the team’s initial development efforts.
The studio is currently hiring and currently has only 15 employees, so it can take some time before you start seeing anything about your first project. Laidlaw explained that the studio’s purpose is to return to a smaller, more agile team where all developers have a say in the product they’re working on.
“For large studio production veterans like me and many of our teams, this is a great time to return to a small, agile and ambitious group,” Laidlaw said. “The game here at Yellow Brick has the potential for millions of players to embark on a great journey, and we hope that every member of the team will have a direct impact on the new world we are creating. I’m out. “
Laidlaw spent 14 years at BioWare, working as lead designer and series creative director for Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. He also worked on Mass Effect and Jade Empire. After leaving BioWare, Laidlaw joined Ubisoft Quebec and stayed there for over a year. He left the studio in early 2020.