Silicon Knights Veteran Denis Dyacks Revives Himself with New Studio & F2P ARPG
Silicon Knights and Precursor Games veteran Denis Dyacks is back in business after an extended absence from game development. Dyacks started with Silicon Knights before leaving to form Precursor Games where he lost a court fight with Epic Games leading to bankruptcy. He's back and reinventing himself yet again by forming Apocalypse Studios in Canada and working hard on a free to play ARPG / multiplayer game where the player is undead and fighting the living.
From an interview at VentureBeat, Dyacks had this to say about Deadhaus Sonata:
You’re an anti-hero with some frightening capabilities, like jumping high in the air and slicing anything that’s in your way as you come down. It has horror vibes that are similar to some of Dyack’s previous games, such as Blood Omen: Legacy of Cain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Too Human, and the ill-fated Shadow of the Eternals. Dyack has built a big backstory, and he says the multiplayer action will have a lot of narrative elements that go into the different stories of rival undead houses.
Dyack doesn’t expect to crowdfund Deadhaus Sonata and is talking with potential partners. They’re using Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine and Advanced Micro Devices technology. Dyack figures it will be a couple of years before this game is done.
There's a lot more in the interview, so head to the link above to learn more.