Mon08May2017
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Visionary Realms Hiring, Local News, and Stream Highlights

Visionary Realms Expands Hiring

Visionary Realms has announced that Series A funding of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is now complete. Series B funding is where the team will expand and grow to scale to provide a finished product. Careers are available in North San Diego County, California. 

Art/Animation

2D / UI Artist

3D Environment Artist

Art Director

Character Animator

Concept Artist

Visual Effects / Technical Artist

 

Customer Service

Customer Service Manager

A belated welcome is also due to Zynxs who joined the team to help with Customer Service and tasked with the role of VIP Planner. A former Game Master for Everquest 2 and a halfling at heart. 

Local News Coverage of Visionary Realms

San Diego Business Journal has an article on Visionary Realms, Brad McQuaid, and Chris Rowan.

The office of Visionary Realms is what you’d expect from an indie computer game company. The walls are covered in paintings of dragons and enchanted forests, along with framed front-page articles from old gaming magazines. Tabletops are littered with laptops, action figures and little plates of M&Ms.

It’s also small, sparse and rather unpopulated. McQuaid said the company employs 20 developers and other employees, but they all work from home.

Just glancing at gaming forums makes it clear that Visionary Realms — and McQuaid himself — has a cult following of near-rabid fans. Along with desperate pleas from fans to “hurry up and publish the game,” gaming sites are also ranking Pantheon as highly anticipated. In a survey conducted by a popular gaming website, MMORPG.com, “Pantheon” was voted “Most Wanted MMO of 2017” by a huge margin.

“Right now, we’re working on the mechanics of the game,” Rowan said. “Then you have to build the world, and the world is huge. That’s where it takes a lot of people. We need people making every rock, tree and character. We can’t do that with a small team.”

After Visionary Realms closes a Series B round, Rowan said the company plans to expand to 40 people and move to a larger space.

Fan and Stream Highlights

MMO-Play listed their Top 5 Reasons they are looking forward to Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. 

  1. NPC AI
  2. Climate System
  3. Exploration
  4. Perception System
  5. Race/Class Combos

GameRageReview had some initial thoughts he had to get out after watching the second developer stream that showed off the monk and The Tower of the Reckless Magician.