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Amazon Games appoints John Smedley to run new third studio

Industry veteran John Smedley has been appointed to run Amazon Games’ brand new studio in San Diego – the third one in the US for the retail giant. The EverQuest creator has run Sony Online Entertainment (then renamed Daybreak Game Company when Sony sold the company to Columbus Nova) for …

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Smedley scraps Hero’s Song Kickstarter

Pixelmage Games, the studio headed up by John Smedley, has pulled its Kickstarter campaign for debut title Hero’s Song. The campaign had only been running for one week and was attempting to raise $800,000. After seven days, 3,037 backers had only managed to pledge $136,849 towards this ambitious target. We’ve …

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SOE’s Smedley launches new studio, Kickstarter for RPG Hero’s Song

The former boss of Sony Online Entertainment has announced the formation of a new studio and launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an RPG. The studio, which is based in California, is called Pixelmage Games. Its first title, should it be funded, is pixel art RPG Hero’s Song. It’s looking …

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Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

John Smedley has left the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. It was announced last month that the executive had stepped down from his role of CEO, with the plan apparently being for him to take some time off before transitioning to a different role” within the company. However, …

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Smedley steps down as Daybreak Games president

The company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment is getting a new boss. VentureBeat reports that John Smedley is leaving his position at the H1Z1 and Everquest developer, with current COO Russell Shanks to take on the role. It appears that he intends to stay with the company. I can …

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