New studio opened by Blizzard veteran

Chris Millarâ??s Atomic Operations opens for business
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Former Blizzard man Chris Millar has opened a new Seattle-based studio called Atomic Operations.

The studio plans expansion across 2010 by producing new IP ‘inspired by film studio practices’, which they claim will be released across multiple media platforms.

Other staff include creative director John Mundy and senior programmer Chris Coster.

Millar said that he was thrilled about working with staff from many entertainment backgrounds.

“By creating stakeholder-driven production teams similar to that of Hollywood film studios, we are able to visualize and execute high-caliber gaming experiences, from social and mobile media to the next iteration of gaming platforms,” he said.

“We are working together in a focused creative-driven team atmosphere with strong external partners,” said John Mundy.

“As a number of mega-studios struggle through this recession, a highly agile team can quickly navigate market shifts to finalize and deliver upon the goals of each project.”