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BioShock dev co-founder quits to make 'niche' game

Irrational's Chey founds Blue Manchu

Irrational Games co-founder Jon Chey has left the BioShock developer to create another studio focused on "more nichey games".


The studio, called Blue Manchu, is funded entirely by Chey himself and its first project will be a flash-based collectible card game called Card Hunter, the man himself told Gamasutra.

"The best way to describe it is, imagine I take an MMO, but every time you fight a monster, instead of playing a timer game with pull downs and buttons that you click, you're playing a turn-based strategy game," said Chey.

"You have little pieces on the board, and you play cards to move those pieces around, and that's the battle you fight.

"And at the end of the battle you win some treasure, which you then use to trick your characters like you do in an MMO, but those characters are actually pieces in the board game. So that's it in a nutshell."

Card Hunter will be browser-based at first but the Irrational co-founder says it might make it to iOS platforms in the future.

[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]