Today, a new studio was announced founded by Jeff Strain (Blizzard/Undead Labs) called Possibility Space. And guess what? Austin Walker is the IP Director! Other names on the team include Jane Ng (Campo Santo/Valve), Liz England (Ubisoft), Richard Foge (Atari/Undead Labs), Leah Rivera (ArenaNet/Undead Labs) and many more!
That simple statement is at the heart of what we do here at Possibility Space. Founded in 2021 by Jeff Strain and a diverse and experienced team of game and media industry veterans, we are built from the ground up as a distributed studio, allowing developers to live and work where they are happiest. We strive to create an environment where we can do our best work regardless of what we look like, who we love, or how we identify. With support operations in New Orleans, Louisiana, the studio also works to identify, mentor, train, and hire individuals from underserved and overlooked communities and backgrounds.
“I’m so excited to join up with Jeff and the incredible team at Possibility Space,” adds Austin Walker, formerly Editor-in-Chief for Waypoint at VICE Media, host of Friends at the Table podcast, and IP Director for Possibility Space. “To be frank, I never thought I’d take the leap from media to development, but as I got to know the folks here, I realized just how badly I wanted to work with them. So many of our ideas and priorities line up, from our thoughts on what makes a compelling game to our commitment to an equitable and healthy studio culture. I’m very lucky to be working alongside so many talented people, and I’m thrilled to bring my experience as a storyteller and worldbuilder to the innovative projects we’ll be working on in the coming years.”
Austin also added on Twitter to clarify what his position actually entails:
A few people have asked me what the extremely corporate “IP Director” title means. Basically: If a thing we make has a world, or characters, or… you know, other elements of setting and story, I’ll be directing that work (and in many cases, doing it myself).
I think I speak for many of us when I say we can’t wait to see what Possibility Space has in store for us, and the worlds Austin will help create!