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Soulbound Studios

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Soulbound Studios is an American video game development studio[1], founded in 2015 by Jeromy 'Caspian' W and Eddie 'Heat' S. Located in the state of Washington, it is currently developing the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) Chronicles of Elyria.

The first Soulbound Studios office

Background[edit | edit source]

Founded in 2015 by industry veterans Jeromy W and Eddie S, Soulbound Studios is a growing team of talented game developers that have banded together to create Chronicles of Elyria. By challenging the pre-existing paradigm of open-world and theme-park style MMORPGs, Soulbound Studios aims to create games unlike anything ever seen before.

Initially financed from the pockets of the founders, Soulbound Studios has found increasing support from grassroots fundraising campaigns through kickstarter, having raised over 2 million dollars in donations as of January 15th, 2017. Besides that, capital consists of revenue from co-owned marketing company Search Engine PPC, as well as Jeromy's personal wealth. Costs include the purchase of art assets, engineering fees, development tools, game engine licensing, server hardware, and marketing fees. As SBS is currently self-funded, the studio currently evaluating multiple options for raising capital, including crowd founding, angel investment firms, and private investors.

Studio Growth[edit | edit source]

CEO Jeromy 'Caspian' Walsh shared experiences and some information on the changes the studio has gone through in his 'State of Elyria' Developer Journal in March 2019.[2]

Soulbound Staff[edit | edit source]

Jeromy W "Caspian", Founder & CEO

Lindsey W "Camigwen", Outreach Director

Eddie S "Heat", Co-Founder and Art Director

Vye A "Vye", Senior Producer

Steve H "Cynax", Lead Programmer [3]

Nathan H "Tripnull", Client Programmer

Dean C, Programmer

Josh G "Glaive", Progammer [4]

Victor R "Sekmu", Client Engineer [5]

Michael K "Michael", Software Engineer [6]

Brandon C, Tech/Character Animator

Colin B "Mudokon", Animator [6]

Mark D, Animator

Zachary S "Raevantiel", 3D Environment Artist

Van O, Character Artist

Matthew B, Character Artist

Dennis P "Wiz", Tech Art Lead [7]

Miguel S "Souzou", Tech Designer

Adam T, UI/UX Designer

Adam M "Snipehunter", Lead Designer

Jason W "Death" , Game Designer

Zac R "ZRO" , Web Developer [8]

Maika T "Scarlet", Graphic Designer [9]

Sean B, Composer

Mason F, Sound Engineer

Adam V "Serpentius", Community Support Lead [10]

Heather R, Outreach Coordinator

Adam W "Kaizen", Community Producer[11]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Soulbound Studios
  2. Caspian, State of Elyria: The Calm Before the Storm, 9 March 2019
  3. Vye, Settling For More, 26 January 2017
  4. Vye, Flying High, 9 March 2017
  5. Vye, A Story Developing, 18 May 2017
  6. 6.0 6.1 Vye, The Adventure of a Lifetime, 12 January 2017
  7. Vye, The Spring to PAX East, 23 February 2017
  8. Caspian, Down the Rabbit Hole, 8 August 2016
  9. Soulbound Studios, Signs of Growth, 12 October 2016
  10. Vye, It Takes An Adventurous Spirit, 4 May 2017
  11. Vye, This Elyrian Life, 14 June 2017