Ex-Blizzard CEO and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, is teaming up with industry veterans at a brand new publishing company called Dreamhaven.
In the announcement, the company confirmed they’ve established two game development studios, Moonshot Games and Secret Door.
The main goal of Dreamhaven is to “create and publish games for players around the world.”
Former Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime Unveils Publishing Company, Dreamhaven
Mike Morhaime has a new startup called Dreamhaven that’ll help publish games from two new studios, Moonshot Games and Secret Door.
Not only does Morhaime bring 27+ years of expertise from his time at Blizzard with him, he’s joined by a number of noteworthy industry veterans.
Specifically, Dreamhaven has a lot of people on board with previous experience at Blizzard.
For example, Dreamhaven has Chris Sigaty (Warcraft III, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone) as the new Studio Head of Secret Door.
At Moonshot, the new Studio Head is Jason Chayes who worked as an artist at the Walt Disney Company, worked as an Art Lead and Development Director at Electronic Arts, and served as an Executive Producer at Blizzard.
The official description for each of Dreamhaven’s new studios is as follows:
“Moonshot is led by Jason Chayes, Dustin Browder, and Ben Thompson. Chayes was previously an Executive Producer at Blizzard Entertainment where he led the Hearthstone team, a Senior Director at Electronic Arts, and before that, led art teams for the Walt Disney Company’s game division. Browder’s twenty-five year career includes roles as Game Director on StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, Command and Conquer, and The Lord of the Rings. Thompson’s credits include Creative Director on Hearthstone, Art Director for the World of Warcraft trading card game, with additional credits on Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Moonshot is also home to a team of seasoned developers who’ve collectively worked on some of gaming’s most popular franchises.”
“Secret Door is led by Chris Sigaty, Alan Dabiri, and Eric Dodds, who’ve worked on multiple genre-defining games. Sigaty’s roles have included Executive Producer on Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and Heroes of the Storm, as well as Lead Producer on the original Warcraft III. Dodds was the original Game Director of Hearthstone and veteran game designer on World of Warcraft and StarCraft. Dabiri has filled both Technical Director and Game Director roles and has worked on Warcraft III, StarCraft II, and Heroes of the Storm. They are joined by a team of highly talented developers with extensive industry experience and are beginning to explore new game experiences together.”
If you’re looking for work, Dreamhaven’s two studios (Moonshot Games, Open Door) have a number of open positions they’re hiring for that are worth looking into.
As of right now, specific games and projects for Moonshot Games and Open Door have yet to be revealed.
We’re excited to see the games that come out of these two studios given the sheer number of talented staff members on board.
For more on Dreamhaven, be sure to check out the company’s official website.