Ex-Sony Online Boss Opens New Studio, Announces First Game

Former Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has opened a new studio called Pixelmage Games and announced that their its game, Hero’s Song, will be co-funded on Kickstarter.

Hero’s Song is a open world, 2D pixel art action RPG that bills itself as a “hardcore action RPG for hardcore gamers.” The game features a dynamic world creation system where every time you start a new game, the back story is completely different based on what gods you chose to make up your pantheon. Choice of gods affects aspects like the terrain, what races exist and what their histories are, and even your own character’s family tree. Players can host their own servers which can support hundreds playing on them at the same time.

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