ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an Austin, Texas based independent developer and publisher of cutting-edge Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs). Their flagship title, Crowfall, was announced in January of 2015 and has quickly gained a loyal following of players looking for innovation and vision in the MMO genre.
ACE is founded by two of the world's most highly experienced MMO executives: J. Todd Coleman (creative director, Shadowbane, Wizard101, Pirate101) and Gordon Walton (executive producer, Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, the Sims Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic).
Coleman and Walton have recruited an elite team of AAA game engineers, managers, artists and designers to build and launch Crowfall. The stated goal of ArtCraft is to create online games that "push the boundaries of Massively Multiplayer Online design".
J TODD COLEMAN | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
J Todd Coleman brings a wealth of creative and entrepreneurial experience to ArtCraft. He founded Reliant Data Systems (acquired by Compuware Corporation in 1999), Wolfpack Studios, Inc. (acquired by Ubi Soft in 2004) and was the VP of production and creative director for KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. As the co-creator and creative lead of Shadowbane, Wizard101 and Pirate101, Coleman has built a reputation for pushing the boundaries of MMO design. His games have received numerous awards (including Game of the Year, Audience Choice and Family Game of the Decade) and he was personally recognized by Gamasutra as one of the top 50 developers in the industry and by Massive Gamer magazine as the #1 Most Influential Game Developer in the World.
GORDON WALTON | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Walton has been building games and managing game development for more than 35 years, with the last 20 years managing massively multiplayer online games. He has been VP of Online at Origin Systems, managing Ultima Online, VP and executive producer at Maxis, managing the Sims Online and VP and executive producer at Sony Online Entertainment for Star Wars Galaxies. Walton then went on to become the co-studio GM at BioWare Austin for Star Wars: The Old Republic and was most recently the VP and executive producer at Disney Playdom. Walton has personally developed more than 35 games and overseen the development of more than 200 games.