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Blackbird Interactive.com

Award-winning team of industry vets has next-gen strategy game for Facebook, web and mobile now in alpha testing stage.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Gaming
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Employees 15
  • Website blackbirdinteractive.com

Company Summary

The Prototype is a free-to-play web game that will monetize in-game virtual goods and services. It will use CMF marketing funds to leverage the approx 400,000 existing fan base from our previous titles. When market penetration and initial revenue has been achieved, the core engine will be quickly re-skinned into new games to target different demographics.

Team

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    Aaron Kambietz
    CCO

    Aaron was one of the founding members of Relic Entertainment and the acclaimed Lead Artist on the sci-fi classic Homeworld. Since leaving Relic in 2002, Aaron has been in high demand as an art director, concept artist and intellectual property developer. He has worked for many Vancouver game studios including EA and United Front Games on such titles as Homeworld 2, Need for Speed and Mod Nation Racers.

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    Rob Cunningham
    CEO

    Rob was an original founding member of Relic Entertainment and was Art Director for Relic’s sci-fi award winning cult classics Homeworld and Homeworld2. After THQ’s acquisition of Relic in 2004, Rob continued to direct premium properties for the studio including the Dawn of War and Company of Heroes franchises, but his real passion was for emerging market opportunities.

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    Yossarian King
    CTO

    Yossarian has over 20 years of software engineering experience with 15 years at EA Canada as a Technical Director before joining Blackbird as CTO. He was the technical director of TechWorks, the central tools group at EA Canada. He has participated in shipping almost every major title from the studio since 1995 including the hugely successful FIFA, NHL and NBA sport franchises.

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    Cody Kenworthy
    CVO

    Cody has been instrumental in the development of original art and story at Relic Entertainment since 2006. Working as both Art Director and Visual Development Supervisor, his creative work was critical to all aspects of intellectual property development from idea to final execution. His recent titles include the metacritic record holder Company of Heroes, Dawn of War 2, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

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    Frank Roberts
    Producer

    Frank has been supporting the creation of award-winning games since 1998. He was the original IT manager at Relic Entertainment, where he oversaw the IT growth of that company from start up to 190 person AAA game development studio. He also led the Relic IT team through the acquisition by THQ Inc.

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    Alex Suelzle
    CFO

    Alex has 15 years’ experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, audit and taxation. He has worked in senior management roles in both national and international accounting firms in their corporate finance and assurance divisions. Alex has worked closely with clients developing growth and financing strategies in both public and private markets.

Advisors

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    Ian Muirhead, Jon Festinger QC
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Alex Suelzle
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Sarah Lee|Chris Goddard
    Unconfirmed
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    Homerite Properties
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    John F Cunningham
    Unconfirmed