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.


  1. Microsoft is better off selling the rights back to Weisman, since their HALO franchise is doing too well.

  2. This makes, what, his third or fourth company to help found? Amazing. I hope he has as much success with this one as he did with FASA and WizKids

  3. If I can get a Battletech MMORPG out of this, I will never be seen again. (See there is incentive for a write in campaign for you guys).

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