Wildlife Studios today announced that it has teamed up with former Marvel Strike Force game director Jonathan Durr to found Foxbear Games.
“Wildlife has offered an unprecedented opportunity with the system they have created,” Durr said. “Foxbear Games will initially focus on bringing different audiences to the RPG genre, while building a truly immersive experience that players will love to play everyday for years to come.“
Durr had been a producer on Marvel Strike Force at Kabam, and followed the game through acquisitions to FoxNext and Scopely, rising to game director for the project along the way.
Based in Los Angeles, Foxbear is the third new studio started by Wildlife this year.
This follows the announcement of Never Forget Games with Ray Mazza and Mike Duke in February; followed up in April by partnering with Lu Gigliotti to create SuperWOW Games.
Wildlife is one of the world’s biggest mobile gaming companies. In the space of ten years, it has launched more than 60 games, including hits such as Sniper 3D, Zooba, Tennis Clash and War Machines.
Founded by brothers Victor and Arthur Lazarte in 2011, the company announced a Series B in August 2020 at $3B. Institutional investors include Benchmark, Bessemer, and Vulcan Capital.
The company has over 900 employees in four countries around the world, and many positions are available – especially in game design, engineering and growth.