August 4, 2012 – Kirkland, WA – Crazy Viking Studios announces that their first game project, Völgarr the Viking, has been fully funded via Kickstarter.com within 5 days of being presented on the site. Excitement for the game continues to grow with nearly 3 weeks remaining in the campaign, with the funds being used to complete the content and art for the game. Crazy Viking Studios plans to release the game early 2013 for Windows PC.
About Völgarr the Viking
Völgarr the Viking is a hardcore arcade-style action game that aims to reignite the passion for skill-based games with tight controls, tough-but-fair game-play, and meticulous design. Wrapped in a 16-bit style aesthetic, Völgarr the Viking also features a rich orchestral soundtrack.
About Crazy Viking Studios, LLC
Crazy Viking Studios was formed in March of 2012 by two industry veterans, Kristofor Dürrschmidt and Taron Millet, to create exceptional games for the hardcore crowd.
Kristofor Dürrschmidt: Kris has been in game development for over 10 years as everything from an animator to lead artist, level designer, and lead designer, and can also write code should the need arise. Kris has shipped over 25 titles in his career but he is most known for his work on The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night GBA (Lead Artist) and Shinobi 3DS (Lead Designer). He is the Chief Executive Member of Crazy Viking Studios and responsible for the creative direction, art and occasional design of the studio's games.
Taron Millet: Taron is a programmer and game designer experienced as both an independent developer and industry professional. With particular expertise in side-scrollers, combat systems, tight controls and classic game design techniques, Taron is dedicated to game-play above all else. His obsession with quality is well known in his work on titles such as The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night GBA, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows DS, and Shinobi 3DS. He is the programmer and Game Director of Crazy Viking Studios, responsible for critical game-play systems design and game code.