SEATTLE (October 24, 2007) - Hidden City Games has named Luke Crane and Jared A. Sorensen, both veteran and award-winning game designers, to the newly created positions of senior game designer.
³Crane and Sorensen¹s contributions to the role playing game industry make them ideal choices for the direction Hidden City Games is headed with our upcoming projects,² said Peter D. Adkison, CEO of Hidden City Games, who founded Wizards of the Coast in 1990 and built it to 2000 employees before selling it to Hasbro in 1999 for nearly $500 million.
In these newly created positions, Crane and Sorensen will report to Paul Peterson, vice president of research&development.
Sorensen most recently was content designer on³Lord of The Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar² for Midway Games and³Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach² for Atari. In the pen and paper RPG realm, Sorensen is best know as author and designer of the³InSpectres,²³octaNe,² and³Lacuna Part I.² Sorensen has gathered up a few awards along the way, winning the original Iron Game Chef contest, earning the³Best Sui Generis RPG² Out of the Box Award for³octane² and scoring the³Most Innovative² Indie RPG Award for³Lacuna Part I.²
Crane is designer, author and publisher of³The Burning Wheel² RPG which went on to earn Best Role Playing Game of 2003 in Ken Hite¹s Outies. Crane was also the designer, author and publisher of its follow up,³Burning Empires,² which earned Best Role Playing Game in Ken Hite¹s Outies in 2006 and won an Origins Award for Best Role Playing Game that same year.
About Hidden City Games
Hidden City Games, Inc., a venture-backed game publisher headquartered in Seattle, develops and markets tabletop and online games to interactively engage players and collectors of all ages. The company is best known as the exclusive licensor of Bella Sara, the inspirational, horse-themed trading cards and magical online world launched nationwide in the United States in March of 2007. Bella Sara, the most successful trading card product ever developed for girls, links to a safe, fun-filled virtual world for kids at www.bellasara.com<http://www.bellasara.com/> . Founder and CEO Peter D. Adkison formerly founded Wizards of the Coast, Inc., which created the world¹s first trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, and introduced the Pokemon trading card phenomenon to North America.
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