New Game Studio Liithos Announces Ashfall, The First True Web 3.0 AAA Title For PC, Console, And The Hedera Network
Industry Veterans Michael Mumbauer and John Garvin have introduced the creation of a brand new AAA gaming and leisure studio known as Liithos. Liithos needs to create a related leisure world, revolutionizing the way in which gamers expertise AAA gaming. Liithos’ first recreation is named Ashfall which may have gamers combating to outlive a world scarred by international warming, the ignited volcanic Ring-of-Fire, mysterious and disruptive vitality fields, and warring enclaves.
“At Liithos, we want to deliver the next evolution of AAA gaming to the masses in connected ways that have never been experienced before,” mentioned Michael Mumbauer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Liithos.” The gaming trade is wonderful in that it has advanced via a collection of improvements, by no means going backwards. We stay up for persevering with that pattern, working with companions just like the HBAR Foundation in assist of the Hedera community, who perceive the potential and want for innovation with none dangerous impression to the setting.”
So excited to be working along with my previous good friend and colleague @John_Garvin. John is considered one of my favourite storytellers and when he shared the story and world of Ashfall with me, I knew we would have liked to make this recreation. This is the start of Ash Naranjo’s story. @LiithosEnt pic.twitter.com/wrheTKWQAA
— Michael Mumbauer (@MichaelMumbauer) June 23, 2022
Michael Mumbauer pioneered growth methods at PlayStation Visual Arts for 13 years. He was integral to driving innovation for 3 generations of gaming platforms from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 5.
John Garvin is a prolific PlayStation inventive veteran who has written and directed a number of the hottest and profitable gaming franchises for Sony for over 25 years. Garvin was the inventive director of Days Gone and helped make Uncharted: Golden Abyss essentially the most profitable title within the lifespan of the PlayStation Vita. Over the course of his profession, Garvin has shipped over a dozen AAA titles.
ASHFALL, my new IP for Liithos, was introduced right this moment! It’s good to be again!
— John Garvin (@John_Garvin) June 23, 2022
“Michael and I have worked together creatively for almost two decades and this is our chance to create something really new and exciting. It’s like getting the band back together,” mentioned John Garvin, Vice President, Creative of Liithos. “Our goal is to create a truly next-gen, open-world experience that engages with new technologies to allow user-generated content. As always, our focus is on creating beloved characters, captivating stories and evolutionary gameplay and a world worth exploring, not just in games, but other media as well.”
Ashfall will start as a related single-player journey that can evolve right into a multiplayer PVP & PVE cinematic transmedia world. Gamers can select to play the sport leveraging the Hedera community the place scavenging, discovery, and exclusivity are the main target for a construct, promote, and commerce expertise.
3/4 Ashfall may have gamers traversing a world scarred by international warming and warring factions; a related Single Player evolving right into a Multiplayer PVP/PVE. Players can leverage the @hedera community the place scavenging and exclusivity are the main target for a construct & commerce expertise. pic.twitter.com/QweAH2980S
— Hedera (@hedera) June 23, 2022
The crew that Michael has assembled at Liithos represents the highest minds in AAA recreation growth and the creation of transmedia IP,” mentioned Alex Russman, VP and Head of the Metaverse Fund at The HBAR Foundation. “As Liithos lead the charge in bringing top-tier gaming into the Web3 era, creating richer and more rewarding experiences for their users, we are pleased to partner with them and support the development of Liithos’ games and ecosystem, both on the Hedera network and within the broader gaming industry.”
Currently, Ashfall has partnerships in place with legendary comedian guide creators, artists and influencers because the story will start with a digital comedian written by John Garvin, that includes cowl artwork by Worldstorm and DC Comics’ Brett Booth.