Augmented reality developer Reality Gaming Group has hired Fiddlesticks Creative Director Henry Hoffman to work on its technology framework for upcoming free-to-play mobile shooter Reality Clash.
Hoffman, a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, has previously worked on games such as colour-based puzzle adventure game Hue and fruit shooting arcade title Mortar Melon.
At Reality Gaming he’ll be working on the technology that underpins the company’s AR game Reality Clash, which also uses cryptocurrency for microtransactions.
Hoffman joins Lead Developer Paul Mottram and Executive Producer Ben Hebb of Near Light on the project.
The appointment is part of Reality Gaming’s expansion plans following its successful initial coin offering through which it raised more than $3.5 million.
The company has also added staff to its development hub in the Philippines, which is working on creating the game’s weapons and blockchain-based weapon trading platform.
“I’m delighted to be joining a great team to work on one of the most ambitious mobile games projects to date – I can’t wait to get started,” said Hoffman.
“As soon as I heard that Reality Clash combined AR, crypto and multiplayer I knew it was a game I wanted to be part of. It’s going to bring the world of crypto and gaming together in a way that’s never been attempted before.”