Chris Robert’s studio Cloud Imperium Games has opened up a new development house in Santa Monica.
The new office will assist in the development on the crowdfunded space simulation Star Citizen, which has raised nearly $9m since October of last year.
“I’m a big believer in utilizing small, very focused development groups,” said Roberts. “Each studio is working on key features of the game.”
“In Santa Monica we’re working on some of the high-end creative elements, the structuring of our game engine and publishing. Other studios are working on technology, game design and production, customer support and web development.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with hanging our shingle up in Santa Monica. It’s an incredibly creative community here already with a lot of game development and art resources all around us. We’re reaching out to fill positions for the new office already.”
The new studio will house up to 20 employees, and will form part of the game’s development team that includes Monteral, Austin, and LA.