Dark or Light

Former Wolfenstein New Order, DOOM, and New Colossus Developers Form New Studio

Poorna Shankar Posted:
News 0

In a press release, former Machine Games developers, Michael Paixao and Joel Jonsson, announced the formation of their new studio, Bad Yolk.

Per their site, the studio is located in Uppsala, Sweden and is comprised of a core team of ten former AAA senior developers with over 14 AAA titles shipped, including Chronicles of Riddick, EVE Online, Gears of War, The Division, The Darkness, and more.

Michael Paixao is no doubt optimistic for the team and studio,

“After years of working with some extremely talented people on some really great projects we felt it was time to branch out on our own to create a new kind of studio. Obviously high quality video games should be fun to play, but we also believe that they should be fun to make and that creativity thrives best in a healthy and balanced work environment, which is a central pillar of our corporate message and structure.”


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.