IGDA Chicago Gaming Lounge Profiler – Day 1, “Reign of Thunder”

Following up their recent release of F.3.A.R., Day 1 is going back to its MechAssault roots with its newest game Reign of Thunder, a free-to-play mech shooter. We haven’t seen a mech title around in a while so the promise in bringing the game style back, plus running it as an F2P venture, are an exciting mixture that I can’t wait to see.

Day 1 has also been a constant contributor to the Chicago games community, from co-hosting Chicago Industry Nights to offering their advice and resources to the IGDA Chicago.

Come see Day 1 and Reign of Thunder at the IGDA Chicago & Techweek Gaming Lounge from June 22-25. More information here.

Press Release:

Day 1 Studios is a leading independent developer dedicated to the craft of creating revolutionary, interactive entertainment.

Day 1 Studios was founded in 2001. Led by FASA Interactive alumni Denny Thorley and former Microsoft Game Studio pioneer, TJ Wagner. Day 1 quickly staked their claim as the company that would set the bar for Microsoft’s new Xbox Live™ technology. The result, MechAssault™, helped launch the vaunted on-line service in November of 2002 and instantly demonstrated to the world that Xbox Live™ and console online interactivity was the wave of the future.

MechAssault™ and soon after MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf™ based their success on Day 1′s core philosophy: Make it Accessible, Make it Empowering and Make it Immersive. These three simple truths are the mainstay of Day 1′s “process-oriented” culture that celebrates long-term thinking and engineered solutions to problems. Great engineering or beautiful art do not make a game on their own. The core of success revolves around not only believing in great ideas, but bringing them to life. Day 1 Studios’ technology and artistry working in tandem turns great ideas into great gameplay.

Bolstered by the success of the MechAssault series and the rock solid combination of staff and methodology, Day 1 was more than ready to make the leap into Next-Gen. Focusing all efforts on the newest next-generation entertainment platforms offers opportunities of challenge; to test new creative, technical, and management paradigms like no other. With each challenge tackled, there are new opportunities to rethink, reevaluate, and annihilate the status quo.

Day 1 Studios has two offices located in Chicago and Hunt Valley MD. Cross-studio development continues Day 1 Studios tradition of excellence and the passion to build high-quality games. In addition to industry knowledge and business experience, Day 1 Studios’ craft and collaboration makes it a top tier studio.

We are independent, innovative, and second to none. The challenges never end and we hope they never do
Games Listing:

  • Reign of Thunder

  • F.3.A.R.

  • Fracture

  • F.E.A.R Files

  • F.E.A.R (360/PS3 Port)

  • MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf

  • MechAssault