Soren Johnson (@SorenJohnson)
Co-founder, CEO, Creative Director
Soren Johnson brings years of experience developing strategy games as both lead designer and gameplay programmer. While at Firaxis, Johnson designed Civilization IV, a timeless fan favorite that remains one of the highest-rated strategy games of all time. Johnson is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, was a design columnist for Game Developer Magazine, and is a member of the GDC Advisory Board. Johnson’s other development credits include Civilization III, Spore, and Dragon Age Legends. His thoughts on game design can be found at www.designer-notes.com.
Co-founder and Art Director
Dorian Newcomb is an experienced digital artist with a focus on bridging the gap between engineering and art in video games through frequent iteration and close relationships with game designers. Newcomb won a prestigious BAFTA award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for his work as the art director of Civilization V. Newcomb’s career in game development spans 16 years and many titles, including Civilization IV, Civilization III, Civilization Revolution, Sid Meier’s Pirates, Sid Meier’s Railroads, SimGolf.
Brad Wardell (@draginol)
Co-founder and President
Brad Wardell is a veteran game designer and developer with over 20 years of experience. As the founder of Stardock, he built his company from a one-man endeavor to a global software developer and publisher. While at Stardock he has designed the games Galactic Civilizations and The Political Machine, software including Start8, Object Desktop, ModernMix, and Impulse, plus countless other products, Wardell has an in-depth knowledge in how to build successful products from start to finish. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Nightly Business Report, CNN, MSNBC, Time and US News for his entrepreneur and technical expertise. At Mohawk, Wardell runs the day-to-day business operations of the company. His personal blog is http://www.littletinyfrogs.com.