Magnet Hill is an independent studio I started with Ari Velazquez, a long time friend. Off the backs of Sploot and The Banner Saga, I was looking to continue working independently, and we'd always wanted to try our hand at making some games together. We worked for the full duration of 2016 on a couple of game prototypes, developing pitches and talking to publishers. Unfortunately, we weren't able to secure additional funding to continue full-time development on our projects, but it was great to have the chance to work in an uninterrupted way with such a high degree of creative freedom. It was doubly interesting to get to try my hand at jointly running a company and seeing a whole side to game development I'd never experienced before.
The games that we did work on were Fourside, Blacksmith VR and Grand Miracle.