Big Huge Games Revived by Train and Reynolds, First Title Announced
The studio known for Rise of Nations and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has been resurrected by two of its original co-founders with a new project already in the works.
Big Huge Games is back and is already developing a new project, Game Informer reports. The studio was originally founded by Tim Train, Brian Reynolds, David Inscore and Jason Coleman nearly 15 years ago. It became defunct in May 2012, but Train and Reynolds have gotten it back. Reynolds, the lead designer of FrontierVille, Civilization II, Rise of Nations and Alpha Centauri, also co-founded Firaxis Games, which is known for developing the rest of the Civilization series.
Big Huge Games' trademark was purchased by Reynolds and Train after it was acquired by Epic Games, renamed Impossible Studios and closed in Feb. 2013. Formally called SecretNewCo, Big Huge Games 2.0 has partnered up with the South Korean publisher, Nexon, to release DomiNations, its first new game in years. Those who are familiar with Civilization and Alpha Centauri should be right at home with DomiNations.
“[DomiNations] is a historical strategy game that covers the sweep of human history,” Reynolds said. “You move through the ages and build wonders of the world, make alliances, and rule your kingdom.”
DomiNations will be a free-to-play title on the iOS and Android formats and is expected to launch in 2015.