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Warhorse Studios Formed, Working On RPG

by Rainier on July 25, 2011 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT

A new video game development studio was formed in Prague, Czech Republic by former 2k Games and Codemasters execs. Prague Game Studios which will operate under the label Warhorse Studios, is currently working on a triple-A role-playing game.

Warhorse is a brain-child of two game industry veterans, Mr. Daniel Vavra and Mr. Martin Klima. The development team will include other experienced developers, with proven multi-platform track record. Their games include some of the most successful titles ever produced in the Czech Republic, including Mafia, Mafia 2 and Operation Flashpoint.

The studio secured an investment from private individuals.

Mr. Daniel Vavra was Director and Design Lead for Mafia, designer and screen writer for Mafia II. Dan has more than ten years of experience in game development, going back as a 2D artist on 16bit computers. He was nominated for Game Developers Choice Awards Excellence in Writing for Mafia. Mafia won Game of the Year and Best Screenplay awards in many countries. Dan’s games sold more than 5 million copies combined. He also participated on Hidden&Dangerous and other projects.

Mr. Martin Klima is the author of fantasy pen-and-paper RPG Dragon's Lair. In 1997, Martin founded ALTAR interactive becoming the Executive Producer. After releasing Fish fillets in 1997 the studio created real-time strategy Original War three year later. ALTAR then published trilogy UFO: Aftermath, UFO: Aftershock and UFO: Afterlight. Martin then moved to Codemasters in UK and worked on Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising.

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