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Weisman gets new gig infiltrating physical world with old-timey modern-fantasy mecha

December 7th, 2007: Mike Sugarbaker says...
Weisman gets new gig infiltrating physical world with old-timey modern-fantasy mecha

Jordan Weisman, founder of FASA, has licensed the rights to MechWarrior, Shadowrun and Crimson Skies from Microsoft to his latest startup, Smith & Tinker.” S&T apparently aims to draw on the lessons of ARGs, the medium Weisman helped pioneer at his company 42 Entertainment, and carry them into the realm of Internet-connected real-world objects (in the form of games and toys). No announcement has yet been made that gets more specific than that. But if you put CS, SR and MW in a blender and poured the resulting paste all over a website, it would indeed look like Smith & Tinker’s.

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