That World of Darkness brand now has a new Creative Lead in the form of Justin Achilli. Achilli has more than 100 games on his portfolio, including RPGs and World of Darkness tabletop games. He’s worked on Vampire: The Masquerade, Dark Ages: Vampire, Werewolf: The Apocalypse and other core titles.
In his new role, Justin will be working with those companies that get World of Darkness licences from Paradox to help ensure those products are fitting with the World of Darkness.
In a press release, Justin said;
I’ve loved the World of Darkness since my then-girlfriend convinced me to get into it back in the 1990s. It led me into a career in games, and at every studio where I’ve worked I’ve met people who have themselves been long-time players,”
I’m very excited to help deliver the future of WoD, as Paradox has the ability to realize games and other media that we simply didn’t have the means to accomplish in years prior. More than anything else, I’m looking forward to bringing this dark, mysterious world I love to an entirely new generation, and saying hello again to fellow Methuselahs who have been with us since ancient times.”
The news of Justin’s appointment comes at the same time as Paradox hiring Martyna “Outstar” Zych. Outstar is a popular Twitch streamer with over 20,000 followers.
Outstar hosts WoD News.
Zych has experience of the game world, working as an animator The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and concept art for Eventide.
My love for the World of Darkness started with my brother gifting me Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines when I was fourteen. It wasn’t exactly meant for my age, but it was an educational experience that led to me eventually entering the games industry. Through the cryptic note on the protagonist’s inbox I found the game’s concept artist, whose work inspired me to start creating digital art, pursue my Master’s degree, and land my first industry job at CD Projekt RED,”
The World of Darkness fan community is one of the most creative, passionate and inclusive tabletop and video game groups I’ve ever known. I will always be one of the fans, but the opportunity to work behind the scenes on this amazing brand is a dream come true.”
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