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    Former KI Employees now employed at Wimo Games.

    This was revealed on Twitter earlier this week but many former KI employees are now employed under a new company called Wimo Games, which will be focused on mobile games. Some names of note include but are not limited to:

    Former Community Manager Tom Purdue, aka Dworgyn/One-Eyed Jack/The Friendly Necromancer.
    Principal Concept Artist Kevin T. Chun.
    Kingsisle CEO Elie Akilian.
    Product Management VP Craig Beers.
    Former Upper Management member of EA Dave Rosen.

    Much of this was reported by employees themselves and by user The Atmoplex, all on Twitter, so credit goes to them for the information. For Elie and Wimo from the information I was able to find online it appears as though Elie is registered as the "Principal" and "Agent" of the company, and that the company itself was apparently filed on January 12th of this year.
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    Re: Former KI Employees now employed at Wimo Games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash33 View Post
    This was revealed on Twitter earlier this week but many former KI employees are now employed under a new company called Wimo Games, which will be focused on mobile games. Some names of note include but are not limited to:

    Former Community Manager Tom Purdue, aka Dworgyn/One-Eyed Jack/The Friendly Necromancer.
    Principal Concept Artist Kevin T. Chun.
    Kingsisle CEO Elie Akilian.
    Product Management VP Craig Beers.
    Former Upper Management member of EA Dave Rosen.

    Much of this was reported by employees themselves and by user The Atmoplex, all on Twitter, so credit goes to them for the information. For Elie and Wimo from the information I was able to find online it appears as though Elie is registered as the "Principal" and "Agent" of the company, and that the company itself was apparently filed on January 12th of this year.
    Well, good luck to them with their new mobile games. Sad to see One-Eyed Jack jump ship, though...





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    Re: Former KI Employees now employed at Wimo Games.

    For those curious about TFN's departure here's what he had to say about that on Twitter.
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    Re: Former KI Employees now employed at Wimo Games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash33 View Post
    This was revealed on Twitter earlier this week but many former KI employees are now employed under a new company called Wimo Games, which will be focused on mobile games.
    Wow. Of the names you mentioned, I recognized all but the last. I agree with @Willowdreamer; it's sad to see OEJ jump ship. He was definitely a great Community Manager and always made my day on KingsIsle Lives with his energy and enthusiasm about the game. I'll certainly miss him.

    I am, however, curious as to who will take over the CEO position. Akilian was not only the CEO but the founder of KingsIsle, so it's definitely sad to see him go also.

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