A new studio has been created from industry veterans that co-developed Witcher and Cyberpunk games, the Rebel Wolves.
Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, the game director of The Witcher 3, and head of production and secondary game director of Cyberpunk 2077, has recently assembled a new startup studio and they are calling it the Rebel Wolves. They have the desire to make a team passionate about creating vibrant virtual worlds. He also envisions the new studio with a united goal of doing things differently from before.
“For all of us here at Rebel Wolves, video games were always something we felt destined to do—something ingrained in our DNA. Personally, I couldn’t be happier to have banded together with friends who share this passion. We’re developing a video game we’d like to play in a way that games should be made. We want to evolve the cRPG genre by creating unforgeable stories and stirring deep emotions, all while working as a tightly knit team united by a shared goal and ambition. Collectively, we envision Rebel Wolves as a place where experienced game developers can reignite their passion, where they can focus on their craft and pour their love into an amazing, ambitious title. We want to stay small and agile—a place where people know and care for each other.” – Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Rebel Wolves CEO and Game Director.
Rebel Wolves wants to break away from the weight of AAA development studios and wants to approach every goal as a team. They are also planning for a new RPG game as their first project. It will be a AAA dark fantasy built in the Unreal 5 Engine.
“In order to create truly great games, we won’t chase trends or numbers. Our goal is clearly defined: to create memorable games, tell moving stories, and evoke visceral emotions. It’s ambitious, true – and I’m glad it is. Art needs ambition. I don’t want to create another game. I want to work on titles people will remember.” – Jakub Szamałek – Narrative Director & Main Writer.
Rebel Wolves is formed by Design Director Daniel Sadowski (Witcher 1, Nitreal Games, Growing Up), Narrave Director and Main Writer Jakub Szamałek (Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Thronebreaker), Animaon Director Tamara Zawada (Witcher 3, Shadow Warrior 2, Capcom Vancouver), Art Director Bartłomiej Gaweł (Witcher 1-3), CFO Michał Boryka, and Studio Head Robert Murzynowski.