A new development studio, Red Rocket Games, has been created by Jung Suh, co-founder of GameFly, and Scott Yu, a former art director at EA.
The Shanghai-based studio is to focus on creating ‘bite-sized’ digital entertainment and casual games for the PC, iPhone and web-based markets. Red Rocket Games plans to combine U.S. game design methodologies with Asian micro-transaction and avatar systems.
“We have an international group of mad scientists here at our Shanghai office, and everyone is tinkering around with the concepts of fun as we develop our first game,” said Jung Suh, CEO of Red Rocket Games.
“It’s a great benefit to be here in China and be able to take advantage of the talent and excitement around online gaming, while at the same time having a management team with years of U.S. game development methodology experience garnered from top video game brand companies.”
Details of the studio’s first game have not been announced, but it is expected to see release in 2009.