Press Release from Loose Cannon Studios
SEATTLE, Washington -- May 13, 2009 -- Loose Cannon Studios announced today it has formally entered the games industry as an independent development and production house. The company sparked under Dev Madan and Matthew Scott, formerly of Sucker Punch Productions, and Ricci Rukavina, who held creative and production positions at Universal Interactive Studios, Vivendi Games and The Walt Disney Company. The founding team at Loose Cannon Studios embodies 40 years of experience in the electronic entertainment industry and will focus on the development of highly original IPs for a variety of consumers.
Dev Madan, serving as Creative Director and Co-Founder of Loose Cannon Studios, has influenced the entertainment industry with his unique vision of electronic art for 18 years. Dev worked as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist for Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics and DC Comics. His career in the comic world also led Dev to co-create the series Young Heroes in Love. Previous to the comics series, Dev helped launch Humongous Entertainment and after the comic series' completion, Sucker Punch Productions. He would eventually lead efforts on the Sly Cooper franchise, which led to the highly successful PlayStation 2 titles SLY COOPER AND THE THIEVIUS RACCOONUS, SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES and SLY 3: HONOR AMONG THIEVES.
Technical Director and Co-Founder of Loose Cannon Studios, Matthew Scott has spent over 10 years entrenched in the electronic entertainment industry. He labored in various positions, including time on low-level assembler routines and renderers for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Matthew would soon rise to game systems programming and game design, eventually assisting in the start of acclaimed development studios Crave Entertainment and Monolith. Matthew spent time on a spectrum of critically-acclaimed titles, such as NO ONE LIVES FOREVER and the SLY COOPER series, more recently lending his expertise to the upcoming PlayStation 3 title, INFAMOUS.
President and Co-Founder Ricci Rukavina launched his entertainment career at Amblin Entertainment -- Steven Spielberg's film production company behind E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL -- where he immersed himself in the world of digital filmmaking. Ricci worked on a string of blockbuster film properties spanning JURASSIC PARK, ALIVE and TWISTER. The experience led him through the doors of Universal Interactive Studios and Vivendi Games, where he served as Creative Director, working on the SPYRO THE DRAGON series and led development of several titles including THE THING and SCARFACE. His experience and success took Ricci to The Walt Disney Company, where he served as Vice President of Creative/Product Development for several years.
Loose Cannon Studios is currently developing an original IP for next-generation consoles that will be announced in the coming weeks. The company is also developing another wholly original IP built upon Loose Cannon Studio's singular vision to create a new breed of inventive entertainment products.
Loose Cannon Studios is an independent game development studio and creator of cutting-edge entertainment. Based in Seattle, Washington, Loose Cannon was formed to deliver uncompromisingly imaginative and state-of-the-art experiences across a variety of media. More information about the company and its products can be found online at www.loosecannonstudios.com.