Civilization IV Designer Forms Mohawk Games

Game industry veteran and Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson today announced the creation of a new independent studio dedicated to building core strategy games, Mohawk Games. Johnson is joined by co-founder Dorian Newcomb, winner of a BAFTA award for his work as art director of Civilization V and Brad Wardell, the designer of the Galactic Civilizations series.

Financed by the Stardock Strategic Investment Fund, Mohawk is currently recruiting top game industry talent for the Baltimore-based studio. The company has already begun development on its first title, codenamed Mars, which runs on Oxide Games’ recently announced Nitrous engine.

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