Message to the Of Kings And Men community: Development team departures
Warlock Wireless Ltd, Daedalus Partners LLP, the developer and investor behind the medieval multiplayer, Of Kings And Men, today announce the departure of key staff in the development team.
Lead designer, Florian Hofreither, and several team members will be leaving the Of Kings And Men development project by the end of January. They will continue to provide transitional support to Warlock Wireless, and remain minority shareholders in the company. The developer is currently evaluating all elements of the project’s development, alongside soliciting detailed feedback from the Of Kings And Men community. This important process will both shape the direction the game takes in 2017 and the ensuing recruitment strategy.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm today departures of key development staff who have decided to move on to new opportunities” commented a spokesman for Daedalus Partners. “We warmly wish them success in their new ventures and would like to to thank them for their exceptional hard work and dedication to the project. We would further like to reassure the Of Kings And Men community that at this time continuing the development of the game and taking it to full launch remains the priority.”
Florian Hofreither: “Myself and several others in the development team are departing from Warlock Wireless, the company creating Of Kings And Men. It was not an easy decision, as we have invested a tremendous amount of time and passion into this game and regret that we will not be the ones leading it across the finishing line. All of us very much still believe in this project and we will be supporting it as much as possible I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us along this incredible journey.”
Currently in Steam’s Early Access programme, Of Kings And Men allows the player to experience huge, player-driven medieval battles like no other. Players can engage in massive combat with up to 100 people, capture territories, or practice fighting skills in competitive matches with intuitive melee combat. Of Kings And Men also received funding from Northern Ireland Screen.
More information on the game can be found here.