Asmodee USA are launching a new game studio spearheaded by renowned game designer Corey Konieczka. ‘Unexpected Games’ focus on innovative design and idea incubation. Konieczka will leave his role as VP of Research & Design at Fantasy Flight Games, an Asmodee company, to found the studio.
“Our goal is to create games that are novel, fun, and accessible,” Konieczka said. “We hope to surprise people and create experiences that they’ve never had before.”
Konieczka joined Fantasy Flight Games in 2005 and is best-known for his work on the Battlestar Galactica board game, Star Wars: Rebellion, and Mansions of Madness.
“Corey has continued to impress me with his innovative and immersive game design over the decade. We have worked together closely and what I have seen so far of his first game under Unexpected Games is exciting and will get a lot of attention,” said Steve Horvath, Head of Publishing for Asmodee USA.
The first title from Unexpected Games is expected next year. Konieczka said it will be a multilayered experience that tells a story in a unique way.