Don Whiteford, the founder of Juice Games, has formed a new studio called Nomad Games. Other staff from the now closed Juice Games and THQ Digital Warrington will also be joining the new studio. Whitemore is taking on the role of commercial director. Matt Draper is the development director, Rob Anderson is the technical director, Car Jackson is the design director, and Andrew Bate is the artist.
Nomad Games will focus on mobile and digital games, with possible releases on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Nomad Games for now is working out of the offices of the now closed THQ Digital Warrington studio.
“We formed the company last year after the closure of THQ Digital in Warrington,” Whiteford told Develop. “We’d started exploring digital only delivery and mobile platforms and we saw a tremendous opportunity for a small team in spaces that didn’t really exist when we set Juice Games up, nine years before. Plus we had an on-going relationship with a licensor that we wanted to explore.”
Whiteford has also said there are plans to expand the studio on a per project basis, working with Alien Apple, D3T, as well as other ex-THQ Digital staff. Also Nomad Games plans to reveal its first title in the next few weeks.