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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Denver, CO (May 31, 2017) – Idol Minds, an established game developer with twenty years of experience, today re-emerges as Deck Nine Games.™ The studio rebrand is a result of a complete shift in direction to fully focus on the creation of narrative-driven titles. A large influx of talent from the film, TV and videogame industries and a unique world-class proprietary toolset lead the list of key changes. This toolset, called StoryForge, is the result of 3 years of continuous development and provides unparalleled freedom for Deck Nine’s writers, directors and cinematic artists to focus on telling great stories.

“With the creation of our new, proprietary toolset StoryForge and the shift in studio focus, we are removing the shackles from our creative team and bringing together our two passions; meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay,” said Jeff Litchford, Vice President at Deck Nine. “We’ve invested heavily in our staff of incredibly talented developers and in creating some truly remarkable tools. Our game will be announced at E3 this year where you’ll be able to see our efforts for yourself.”

“The studio has been focused on the creation of StoryForge for the last three years” added Mark Lyons, President and CTO at Deck Nine. “We built StoryForge to give our writers, directors and cinematic artists and give them the tools they need to make deep, interactive, great looking games. We can’t wait to show what we have created with it.”

Deck Nine have signed a partnership deal with a leading AAA videogame publisher and are deep in development on their first title, a brand new addition to a critically acclaimed franchise. More info will be revealed about this narrative adventure game at E3 in June.


About Deck Nine

Deck Nine is an independent videogame developer devoted to bringing together two passions; meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay. Its talented team of developers have won awards for their work in films, TV and videogames. Located at the foot of the mountains of Colorado, Deck Nine is focused on becoming a premium developer of narrative adventure games for consoles, PC and mobile devices worldwide.

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Jeff Litchford

Vice President

Deck Nine Games

Tel: +1.720.881.6607

Email: [email protected]