What’s Tim Cain Up To?

Edge Online has talked to Tim Cain, who is lead designer for Carbine Studios’ announced MMORPG.

What are you playing right now?

TC: Let’s see, I’m playing Dungeons & Dragons Online. I’m playing City of Villains, I’m playing Warhammer Online and I’m going to cancel my [Age of] Conan account. I think that’s about it.

JG: Is your WoW account active?

TC: Yeah I play WoW. Everyone plays WoW. I have Fallout 3 preordered and Lich King preordered so I know what I’m going to be doing in October and November.

You can check out the full interview here.


Life sign from Carbine Studios

Almost one year ago I interviewed Jeremy Gaffney (Executive Producer), Tim Cain (Lead Programmer) and Kevin Beardslee (VP of Design) from Carbine Studios about their upcoming MMO. Yesterday IGN Vault posted a video interview with Jess Lebow (Lead Quest Designer). The major announcement is probably that Tim Cain has taken charge of the design department! Way to go, Tim!

You can watch the whole interview here.

Carbine Studios interview

When I first read about Carbine Studios and Tim Cain’s involvement, I thought about asking them to do an interview for the “Troika Chronicles”. So I contacted NCSoft and David Swofford (Director of Public Relations) arranged the whole thing for me. Thanks again, David!
So Jeremy Gaffney (Executive Producer), Tim Cain (Lead Programmer) and Kevin Beardslee (VP of Design) answered some questions for me.
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Carbine Studios

Tim Cain, one of the founders of Troika Games, is finally back in the industry. He is programming director of the newly founded Carbine Studios, a dev team consisting mainly of former Blizzard employees. Cabine Studios is part of NCSoft and is currently working on an unannounced MMORPG.

Carbine Studios Project

The concept art on the Carbine Studios website gives some hints on the nature of their project without revealing too much.
The “Troika Chronicles” will cover this new game in the future, so stay tuned! If anyone knows of any interesting projects by former Troika people please let me know.
P.S.: Many thanks to Friede for pointing me into the right direction!

Update: There is an interesting article at the Orange County Register website about the new studio and its unannounced project: “It will be an MMOG. There will be some fantasy thrown in but it’s a cross-genre game. And there will be dancing.”