ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS
Cryptic Studios is a leading independent developer of
massively-multiplayer online role playing games, with a reputation for
delivering profitable, on-time, on-budget titles. They developed the
innovative and successful City of Heroes, as well as its subsequent
expansion, City of Villains. Both titles garnered numerous awards from
leading enthusiast press including GameSpy's Game of the Year award in
Cryptic Studios' development process is centered on efficiently
structured teams working together in a collaborative atmosphere to
develop high quality games. Their goal is to deliver an unparalleled
gaming experience appealing to a wide range of audiences. As an
independent developer, Cryptic has the freedom to choose projects they
are passionate about, based on genres and IP they know and love.
Cryptic's belief in balancing valuable family time with work provides a
positive environment, promoting team work, creativity, and the exchange
of ideas and opinions.
Cryptic utilizes a proprietary MMO engine that contains all the
tools needed to efficiently build and operate massive online games.
Developed in house, the engine continues to be upgraded and adjusted by
its original creators to improve the engine's versatility and
functionality. In addition, Efficient content generation tools have been
incorporated to streamline the development process, allowing real time
testing of art assets within the game environment.
Cryptic's design process revolves around the vital question,
"What is fun?" The close-knit team addresses this question at each stage
of development, ensuring the creation of innovative, challenging and fun
games. A solid foundation of efficient development tools allows Cryptic
to focus on what they do best, creating games that break the boring,
hardcore, high time commitment stereotypes of MMOG's. They are dedicated
to building strong player communities, and developing challenging yet
accessible games with deep and enjoyable gameplay.