Former Hearthstone developers working on new Marvel game

Former Hearthstone Dev Ben Brode Resurfaces with $30M from NetEase & a Deal with Marvel

Until now, it was a mystery where Brode and his team ended up - but new information was revealed by Brode's development studio Second Dinner last night, confirming they'll be working on a Marvel title. Some sort of Marvel-based card game is a reasonable bet, as everyone on the founding team-Brode, Chu, Mike Schweitzer, Yong Woo, and Jomaro Kindred-were all senior Hearthstone developers prior to teaming up for Second Dinner.

"In all likelihood, this will be the best game ever made", CEO Hamilton Chu said. AWS hosts many online games, not to mention much of the modern internet, so I'd expect Second Dinner's Marvel project to be a thoroughly online experience.

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Another couple confirmed details from the announcement video: the game is being built on the Unity engine (same as Hearthstone) and it will use Amazon Web Services. Since then, their team has been busy prototyping a new game. Given that they've also just received a $30 million investment from NetEase, all signs point towards a game being made either for the PC or mobile markets - not a superhero blockbuster made from Insomniac's stylings.

Marvel Games executive vice president Jay Ong said he's worked with them for years and they are "exactly who we want making Marvel games". Ong added a bit of Marvel hyperbole as well: "They and the team they've assembled at Second Dinner have made some of the greatest games in history".

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As well as the huge Square Enix-published Marvel game that we know is in development, it seems the Disney-owned company has something else in the works, too. Or maybe Spectacular! Or Incredible!

The current job listings include full-time positions for a client engineer and technical artist.

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Second Dinner aims to "make deep, satisfying games that are optimized for mobile" according to its official site. Or Mighty! Or quite possibly all of the above!'

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