The core public figures of Blizzard’s Hearthstone team exited the company last year to form a new independent game studio called Second Dinner. Yesterday, Ben Brode, Yong Woo, Hamilton Chu, Jamaro Kindred, and Michael Schweitzer announced that Second Dinner has been funded for $30 million and through a partnership with Marvel and NetEase, they will be working on their first official game title. The partnership with NetEase indicates that their first title will be a mobile game, although, very little details have been said about it. NetEase has also partnered with Blizzard for their polarizing title Diablo: Immortal.
Marvel themselves confirmed the partnership in a Tweet yesterday as well:
— Marvel Games (@MarvelGames) January 3, 2019
In addition, the team at Second Dinner made this announcement in a YouTube video which you can view below:
With their newfound capital, Second Dinner is looking for a full-time Client Engineer and a full-time Technical Artist to work in-house at their studio in Irvine, CA. You can find their job listings here: http://www.seconddinner.com/index.html#careers