Bungie co-founder forms mobile startup


Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian has formed Industrial Toys, a studio developing core-focused games for mobile platforms.

On its Facebook page, the studio promises to be "mobile to the core, with games that let you have an immersive session at home that blows your mind apart as well as a 30-second experience that still moves you forward while you're waiting for the bus.

"We believe that the future of gaming is about being accessible without sacrificing quality. That mobile technology allows us the creativity to invent more dynamic gameplay. And that games are meant to develop and thrive as open collaboration between game designer and user."

Also on board are Brent Pease, another ex-Bungie staffer and most recently R&D manager at Dreamworks Animation, who is Industrial Toys' chief technical officer, and Tim Harris, formerly of Seven Lights, who is company president. Seropian was most recently at Disney Interactive, where he served as SVP and GM of core games. Disney confirmed he had left the company earlier this month.