Adamant Entertainment, the RPG publisher behind pulp title Thrilling Tales, the Mars Savage World setting and a bunch of Pathfinder books, is emerging with the art provider Empty Room Studios. There is interesting language used in the press release; Adamant is described as a “digital media company” and Empty Room Studios as an “art service provider and original IP studio”. I see the sensible merger of RPG publishing house with a company that can provide artwork.
In fact, that seems exactly what is going on – Empty Room Studios’ Rick Hershey is joining Adamant as Art Director. I didn’t think I was aware of any of Rick’s work – but I was very wrong, I’m a backer of his H.P. Lovecraft’s Wonderland Kickstarter project that’s smashed its revenue target and still as a few days to go.
Adamant will now be able to provide Empty Room’s catalog of products. All business and finances will be consolidated under the auspices of Adamant Entertainment. I can only assume they’ll be wrapping up the Empty Room Studios brand although the press release does not mention that explicitly and points us towards the old domain.