From Baby Dogs and Baby Orcs, Ready At Dawn Studios is Born

01/22/04 by Ready At Dawn

TUSTIN, Calif. – January 22nd, 2004 – Ex-Senior members of critically acclaimed developers Naughty Dog® and Blizzard Entertainment® announced today the formation of their new console game development company, Ready At Dawn Studios®.

Ready At Dawn Studios® has been founded by Didier Malenfant, former senior programmer at Naughty Dog®, Andrea Pessino and Ru Weerasuriya, respectively former senior software engineer and senior artist at Blizzard Entertainment®. Together, the management team for Ready At Dawn Studios® represents over 35 years of game development experience.

“The opportunity was too good to pass up,” said Didier Malenfant, President and co-founder, “to get a chance to assemble a team composed of some of the most talented people in the industry, dedicated to pushing the limits of every game or platform we work on.”

Known for their individual work on some of the best-selling console and computer games of all time, including Crash Team Racing™, Jak&Daxter: The Precursor Legacy™, JakII™, Diablo® II, Warcraft® III: Reign of Chaos™, Warcraft® III: The Frozen Throne™, World of WarCraft™, Starcraft®: BroodWar™ and Starcraft®: Ghost™, the individuals behind Ready At Dawn Studios® bring with them a unique understanding on creating and developing multi-million selling franchises.

“The interest we’ve already generated in the industry has been incredible,” said Andrea Pessino, Technical Director and co-founder, “and goes to show that, at the end of the day, it’s still about the individuals behind the games and their ability to deliver and turn solid concepts into successful titles.”

Ready At Dawn Studios® is now hard at work on their first, currently un-announced, title and are actively hiring for the few remaining spots on their small-handpicked team.

About Ready At Dawn Studios LLC
Founded in 2003, Ready At Dawn Studios LLC is a creator of cutting-edge console video-games based in Tustin, California. More information about the company can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at

“Ready At Dawn™” and “Ready At Dawn Studios™” are trademarks of Ready At Dawn Studios LLC. All rights reserved. “Crash Team Racing™”, “Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy™” and “JakII™” are property of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. All rights reserved. “Diablo® II”, “Warcraft® III: Reign of Chaos™”, “Warcraft® III: The Frozen Throne™”, “World of WarCraft™”, “Starcraft®: BroodWar™” and “Starcraft®: Ghost™” are property of Blizzard Entertainment. All rights reserved.

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