Robomodo Studio Has First Publishing Deal

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Activision has become the first publisher to come to a development agreement to work on a multi platform title with Robomodo. Based in Chicago, and formed in January of 2008, the company is comprised of several members of the Midway Games in the ’90’s and then went on to work for the now defunct EA Chicago Studio.  This team of over 40 members are looking to expand, and have a goal of their own IP, for multiple platforms.

Robomodo was founded by five partners – Joshua Tsui (Director), David Michicich (CEO and Creative Director), Nick Ehrlich (COO and Director of Project Management), Peter Sauerbrei (CTO) and Richard Ho (Motion Director). Four of the five partners (Josh, David, Rich, and Nick) worked together at Midway on titles that included the Mortal Kombat series.  Josh, David, and Peter went on to work at EA Chicago in 2005 and started Robomodo upon EA’s closure of its Chicago office. 

Tsui, who has 15 years of AAA game production experience, has directed and managed large teams for publishers such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, THQ and Midway Games. Michicich, a 14-year veteran game developer, served as Mortal Kombat’s Art Director and brought his next-gen experience to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Fight Night Round 3, as the project’s Technical Art Director at EA. 

Ehrlich has 15 years of project management experience in the industry and helped ship two successful AAA titles for the Microsoft Xbox: Tao Feng, Fist of the Lotus, published by Microsoft Games, and Wrestlemania 21, published by THQ.

Sauerbrei has worked as a senior software engineer for the last 10 years for multiple companies on several AAA titles including, Tao Feng, Wrestlemania XXI, Fight Night Round 3, and Def Jam ICON. During his 13-year game career, Ho has worked with such publishers as Atari Corporation, Midway Games, Microsoft and THQ and garnered great acclaim for the motion work on Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus and Wrestle Mania 21.

The current title of the agreement at this time is to be remain anonomous, but stay with GDN as we keep you up to date with Robomodo.

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