Veteran game developer Ash Monif left San Francisco to make Philadelphia the headquarters of his six-month-old company Grimm Bros.
Monif, 36, was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Madison, Wis.-based Human Head Studios and Boston-based Subatomic Studios. He lived in San Francisco for a short period after those stints and now hopes to grow his game studio in Philadelphia, he told Technical.ly Philly.
Here’s why: “I’ve found the startup culture to be much more collaborative and supportive and casual than in Silicon Valley,” Monif told the Daily News. “Also, my wife’s family is in York.”
Grimm Bros.’ first game, DragonFin Soup, is set to launch in spring/summer 2014. His company, which employs six full-time employees around the country, plans to make games set around fairy tales and injected with dark humor. Monif works out of a home office in Center City.
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