Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, a developer on The Witcher 3, has opened a new studio out of Warsaw, Poland. Together with Bartłomiej Gaweł, a former art director, Jakub Szamałek, narrative and main writer, Daniel Sadowski, design director, Tamara Zawada, animation director, Michał Boryka, CFO, and Robert Murzynowski, studio head.
“Driven by the desire to build a passionate team dedicated to creating vibrant virtual worlds, filled to the brim with powerful emotions and unique experiences, Konrad envisioned a new studio with a united goal of doing things differently while also putting the team first at all times,” the press release says.
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 unforgettable 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.
If the name sounds familiar, Tomaszkiewicz left CD Projekt last year after allegations of bullying. We will continue to monitor and report on any accusations going forward.
Rebel Wolves’ first title is AAA dark fantasy built inside the Unreal 5 engine and is the first game in a series.