The year of 2015 was an action-packed year for PerBlue. Our team was heads down working on some exciting things, culminating in the launch of our newest game DragonSoul. We also continued to build out our team and were joined by a number of great people.
We started the year with the addition of our new Chief Product Officer, Matt Ricchetti. We also added some very talented people to nearly every area of our team throughout the year, including developers, UI, marketing, and support. We were joined by people both from the Madison area as well as many that relocated from all across the country. Welcome!
These new teammates joined our amazing veteran team members to form the most well-rounded and talented team we’ve ever had (and we’re still looking for a few more people to join us!). We were also honored to be named one of the Best Places to Work by Madison Magazine, which is great recognition of our continual focus on making sure our employees can flourish.
The Madison startup community continued to grow, and we are always proud to play a leadership role in helping make it even more vibrant. We’re happy to be part of the startup community, and are looking forward to joining as an anchor tenant of the StartingBlock Madison entrepreneurial hub next year.
We’re also helping bring together the burgeoning Madison game developer community, and have partnered with other local game studios to launch the Madison Game Alliance. The goal is to unite the existing diverse Madison game development community of studios, indies, and educators to form a more cohesive “scene” and raise Madison’s profile as a game development hub.
On the product front, after months of research, production, development, and a successful Beta, we launched our latest game worldwide in September. DragonSoul is a wildly outrageous mobile role-playing game (RPG) where players take on dragons and monsters as they battle their way through an epic story campaign freeing heroes along the way.
DragonSoul received features from both Google and Apple, and has been the most successful product launch we’ve had as a company. We also ran our first ever national TV ad campaign with commercials airing on major TV stations across the country – keep an eye out for them!
We’re proud of the team and games we’ve built, and are excited for what the future holds for us. Cheers to 2016!