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Cloudforest Expedition

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: RockYou
Developer: Loot Drop
Release Date: Summer 2011

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'Cloudforest Expedition' Announced

by Rainier on April 27, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT

Cloudforest Expedition is an adventure and exploration Facebook game that invites players to become the next great explorer. The story-driven adventure game will deliver innovative experiences built upon successful clearing, exploration and discovery gameplay mechanics.

In January, RockYou announced a deal to fund and publish Loot Drop’s first title, and now confirms they will extend the collaboration with a second social game.

“We’ve been collaborating closely with Loot Drop, and their progress on Cloudforest Expedition is blowing us away,” said Jonathan Knight, SVP of Games at RockYou. “Loot Drop is a natural fit with our design-driven studio culture and with our commitment to developing and publishing the best social games in the world. With Romero, Brenda Brathwaite, and a full roster of veteran developers, their team continues to exceed expectations. We’re honored to be working with them and look forward to adding two Loot Drop titles to the RockYou portfolio!”

“Since we signed our initial deal in January, RockYou has been an awesome partner. They support our creative freedom as we bring innovation to the story-driven adventure genre with Cloudforest Expedition,” said John Romero. “Extending the relationship with a second game makes sense, and we’re excited to reveal more details of our projects.”

Loot Drop boasts top talent in the space including co-founders John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite, Creative Director Laralyn McWilliams and Austin Studio Head and Game Designer, Tom Hall. Romero is slated to be the lead designer on both RockYou published titles. He earned early recognition for designing the Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake series and established independent studios and developed games for over 30 years before designing the popular social game hit Ravenwood Fair last year. Brathwaite, COO and game designer at Loot Drop, worked with Romero on Ravenwood Fair and is serving as a designer on Cloudforest Expedition. Like Romero, Brathwaite has been in the game industry for 30 years and has worked on a number of successful social game titles. She is best known for her work on the classic Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series.


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