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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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6 comments

  1. Dai Oni says:

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

  2. James S. says:

    This has promise… I know I’d be all over a Crimson Skies web-based RPG/ARG/whathaveyou.

  3. Troy_Costisick says:

    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

  4. Chris says:

    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).

  5. Josh Street says:

    Chris – I hadn’t thought of that. Trying to stop from being insanely giddy…

  6. Dai Oni says:

    Not a fan of MMORPG, except those with free online play services.

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