Former Blizzard devs are working on a new Marvel game

Former Hearthstone Dev Ben Brode Resurfaces with $30M from Net Ease & a Deal with Marvel

That certainly fits in with what we'd expect from numerous folks behind Hearthstone, and all expectations are now focused on this being a Marvel-licensed card game.

The best news is, of course, that Brode and Chu will finally move Second Dinner into real offices and out of Brode's garage where the company has been housed since formation. Given that they've also just received a $30 million investment from NetEase, all signs point towards a game being made either for the PC or mobile markets - not a superhero blockbuster made from Insomniac's stylings.

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The only details that the devs have teased in relation to this new Marvel game is that, along with being able to feature Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the X-Men, it also might include the more niche heroes such as Throg, the Mighty Frog of Thunder.

To the Hearthstone fans, Ben Brode was the man responsible for skyrocketing the game into awesomeness. They both left Blizzard Entertainment eight months ago and have been working on a new game. Second Dinner says this is enough to fully fund its first project, meaning it only has to worry about creating a quality Marvel game. "With the resources and creative freedom they now have, we look forward to what they will come up with next". "I've worked with Hamilton and Ben for years and they are exactly who we want making Marvel games", Ong said. Hearthstone was a huge success for Blizzard and Second Dinner are assembling a really talented team of developers. Second Dinner is still expanding, but it already has a prototype and playtesting going on for whatever the game will be. Second Dinner is now looking to hire a client engineer and a technical artist, and if you apply and get hired then they'll show you what's going on.

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