Latest project update #17 - Expansions, Backer's Accounts and More! | AoCSpot


Latest project update #17 – Expansions, Backer’s Accounts and More!

Today Steven sent out an email to all kickstarter backers keeping them up-to-date with the progression of Ashes of Creation as well as a new update for Intrepid Studios.

Glorious Ashes Community!

Happy Monday!

You will be happy to hear that we are currently in the processes of integrating the information from Kickstarter into our Account database and will be sending out emails to your Kickstarter registered emails by Tuesday of next week (June 20th).  June 20th will also be the launch of our store at where members who were unable to participate in the Kickstarter, due to limited payment processing, will have an opportunity to back Ashes.

You may have seen the first week of June we announced some new additions to our team;

Rocco Scandizzo - Lead Economic Designer

Rocco Scandizzo – Lead Economic Designer

Rocco has almost 20 years experience in the video game Industry, owns a Ph.D. in Economics, and MBA in Marketing and a BA in Economics. Prior to joining Psyop Games as managing director, Rocco spent more than ten years working in positions of new business, strategy, and marketing. Formerly an Agent at CAA, Partner at ISM, Director of Franchise and License Development at Activision, Director of Strategic Growth at Vivendi Games, and previously at THQ and Atari.

AKil Hooper - Lead Technical Designer

AKil Hooper – Lead Technical Designer

Akil Hooper has a long and storied history in the game industry. He’s been a designer, a lead, a producer, and a creative director, on games such as EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Fallout: New Vegas, and companies like Sony Online Entertainment, Obsidian Entertainment, and Disney Interactive. Akil is a master at his craft, and is able to find the fun in any system he’s involved with, and he’ll be bringing those skills to his position at Intrepid Studios.

Kevin McPherson - Lead Programmer

Kevin McPherson – Lead Programmer

Kevin has had the opportunity to work on many MMO’s over the past 20 years, including EverQuest 1 & 2, Planetside 1 & 2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Shadowbane. Intrepid is excited to have Kevin’s experience and passion contributing to making Ashes of Creation the penultimate fantasy MMORPG experience.

Senior Character Artist

Senior Character Artist

Mat Broome is an experienced game developer and professional illustrator with over 15 years on multiple AAA MMO games. Mat has shipped seven cross-platform game titles including the hits H1Z1, Planetside 2, and DC Universe Online and lent his skill to hit titles such as Everquest.



Graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2012. Soon after, began working for Amazon as a software developer for the past 5 years. Alex is an experienced programmer, having released multiple products such as AWS Mobile Analytics and AWS Pinpoint.

Intrepid will be continually hiring and expanding as we began to ramp up production on Ashes of Creation! As you can see by our office today 🙂

We have some exciting announcements to make this month, during our live streams on June 16th (3pm PDT) and June 30th(Noon PDT), so make sure to tune in!

The road ahead is an exciting one and one that we could not be more grateful to share with all of you.

With love,

– Steven

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