Dragon Age Creator Mike Laidlaw Establishes New Studio With Ubisoft Veterans

Former Creative Director on the Dragon Age series, Mike Laidlaw, is building a new game development studio – Yellow Brick Games. Leading the charge with him are several industry vets, including Frederic St-Laurent B., Jeff Skalski, and Thomas Giroux.

The new company is based in Quebec, Canada and will design “focused, high-quality titles that put the player experience first.” Its website leaves much to the imagination – as no games or job openings are mentioned – but we hope to learn more about the studio’s first game in the coming months. A quick look at the “About” page reveals 13 employees – from Character Art Lead to Senior Software Engineers – so all the components are already in place to start piecing together its first IP.

Yellow Brick Games’ logo, which features the silhouette of a character holding an axe, might give us a hint as to what its first game will look like. Will it be an action-adventure title? Will it focus on cartoony graphics? Right now it’s anyone’s guess, but we’re excited to see what the new team whips up. With people at the helm bringing experience from BioWare, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and having worked on Assassin’s Creed, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect, no doubt Yellow Brick Games is a studio to keep your eyes on.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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