The Creativity Hub, the folks behind the popular Rory’s Story Cubes line, have plans for the new year that include new games and some new people. The new people being brought on board are Patrick Nickell, founder of Crash Games, and Michael Fox from the Little Metal Dog Show podcast. Both of them have many years of experience in the gaming industry and the Creativity Hub hopes to leverage that experience as they oversee the game development process. And we will get to see if the change bears fruit as two new game releases are slated for this year that will be overseen by them. Nothing is known about them as of yet but they will be showcased at the New York Toy Fair and other game fairs as the year goes on, ending with their release at Essen. So keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available, and wish both Patrick and Michael the best of luck in their new positions. You can read the full press release from The Creativity Hub below.
PRESS RELEASE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, 2017.
The Creativity Hub has built a reputation these past few years for designing intelligent, playful games that are full of heart. Rory’s Story Cubes® is connecting millions around the world through the power of storytelling, while The Extraordinaires® Design Studio is helping children develop the empathy and creative thinking skills they need to navigate an increasingly complex and divided world.
It’s easy to become complacent, but the world is ever changing. With that in mind, we have set ourselves a design challenge for 2017, to build upon what we’ve done in the past and push our mission further. We plan to develop game titles that bring people together, challenge assumptions and encourage players to view themselves and the world around them in new ways.
And we’re really, REALLY excited.
“We never set out to become game designers; we just wanted to share Rory’s Story Cubes® with the world. However, its runaway success has taught us many lessons about game design, manufacturing and what it takes to create a successful play experience.” – Rory O’Connor, co-founder of The Creativity Hub
With that in mind, we are proud to announce that Patrick Nickell (Founder of Crash Games) and Michael Fox (Little Metal Dog Show) will be joining us, bringing with them their years of game industry experience to this brand new direction for the company.
Patrick and Michael will be responsible for overseeing the game development pipeline, starting with two brand new releases at this year’s Essen Spiel in Germany. We’ll be previewing these new games to a select few at shows and conventions in Europe and the United States, beginning with the New York Toy Fair later this week. If you’d like to check them out, you can contact us to organise interviews.
We will also be drawing on their experience to further develop retail and distribution channels in North America for The Extraordinaires® and StoryWorlds™ product lines.
Once again, we’re really excited. We’re planning to explore new concepts and create new things that are rarely seen in the world of tabletop gaming, and that is what drives us. We can’t wait to show you what we’re working on, and hope you’ll join us for this incredible journey.