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Cecropia To Open New Animation Studio in OrlandoStudio to employ leading animated film industry veterans (July 22, 2004)
Cecropia, Inc., the Boston-based developer of a groundbreaking interactive gaming experience, today announced the creation of their new animation and production studio in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando studio will focus on creating the highest quality artwork and animation for the companys new interactive game, currently in development. Cecropia has secured the talents of industry veterans including Walt Disney Feature Animation alumni.
?The artistic gift and capabilities of the people that have joined our team in Orlando is truly amazing. Our company is committed to finding top talent and building one of the best gaming studios in the country, said Ann-Marie Bland, president and chief executive officer of Cecropia. ?The incredible work being done at Cecropia represents a unique collaboration between our feature animation film industry veterans in Orlando and our gaming veterans and engineers in Boston. The talent of our employees has enabled us to go beyond our initial design and create a game that far exceeds our original vision.
Cecropia was established in 2001 to make games that combine interactive storytelling with innovative and accessible game play. Cecropia is currently developing an animated story in which players control the emotions and social interactions of the characters. Cecropias approach to game development combines traditional hand-drawn animation techniques, unique game design and easy-to-use controls to deliver a completely original video game experience.
?Cecropia was founded with the goal of bringing together storytelling and video gaming in a way that has never been attempted, said Omar Khudari, founder and creative director of Cecropia. ?Our team is bringing personality animation to life in an interactive story that allows players to participate in the actions and emotions of characters as they journey through an entertaining and meaningful storyline.
Cecropia continues to interview candidates for key animation positions at the Orlando studio and plans to formally open its new office in September. More details on the companys first interactive game will be announced in the coming months.
Cecropia is a Boston-based, development-stage entertainment company specializing in story-based video games. Cecropia is comprised of feature animation film and video game industry veterans who are dedicated to making high quality games that anyone can play. Cecropia is currently developing an interactive animated story where players control the emotions and social interactions of the characters. Additional information about Cecropia can be found at www.cecropia.com.
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