Swift was hired out of college along with several of her colleagues by Valve to work on Portal, which built on ideas from their student project called Narbacular Drop. Swift also worked on the Left 4 Dead games but departed Valve for Airtight Games in 2009, before Portal 2 released in 2011.
Swift led work on the Square Enix-published downloadable first-person puzzler Quantum Conundrum. She also took top billing on the studio's rhythm-action game Soul Fjord, which was released as an Ouya exclusive.
Hocking worked at Ubisoft Montreal for around nine years, where he led design work on Far Cry 2 and the Splinter Cell series. Hocking left Ubisoft in May 2010 and then joined LucasArts, where his work would not see the light of day before the firm's development operations folded in April 2013.
Amazon revealed a new set-top box called the Amazon Fire TV on Wednesday. The new device is positioned an all-in-one media solution with 2GB of memory, a quad-core processor, a dedicated GPU and built-in Wi-Fi support.
"Amazon Game Studios is making creative, fun games that are built from the ground up for Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV," the developer said.