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Former Google Play exec's new game studio will focus on hardcore F2P tablet RPGs

by Mike Rougeau

March 5 2014

Former Google Play Global Marketing Director Patrick Mork has formed a new game development studio with its sights set on tablets.

The studio, called Unspoken Tales, will focus on free-to-play action RPGs aimed at hardcore tablet gamers. The studio's games will be story-driven and complex, traits that are, as TechCrunch points out as well, antithetical to the philosophies that drive many of the most successful games on tablets and smartphones.

But the Unspoken Tales team of industry vets is betting that traditional gamers will play on tablets more and more, and that technologies like Apple's AirPlay and Google's Chromecast, which let users view content on their TVs, will continue to become more and more popular. And they definitely have a vision for the future of tablet RPGs.

"Made for mobile RPGs are F2P and tend to dumb down the game with little or no interesting story, no focus on character development and backgrounds and money-wise tend to nickel-and-dime consumers to death while offering little really compelling content in return," Mork told Pocket Gamer. Presumably Unspoken Tales will fix that.

The new studio's first RPG is in its early stages of development, and the team is deciding how best to approach funding it. Whatever it is, the game won't be out until 2016 at the earliest, however. More details are expected this summer.

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