About Affinity Forge
A Legendary company
EST. in Texas - June, 2016
Legendary's first Realm
Affinity Forge brings incredible creative individuals together to champion Legendary Affinity's vision of activating all creative heroes.
Bring story driven games back. As storytellers, we yearn to craft, tell, and share great stories with the world and have a blast in the process. Each artist expresses the story in his or her medium - we love that.
Our team represents
An international team of passionate and talented creatives working together to create amazing things while championing Legendary Affinity’s vision. Our team spans the East to West Coast, all the way to Hawaii, and into Vietnam and India. It’s a beautiful thing.
The story of how our projects formed us
Being a virtual team has had its challenges but it’s also been a blast! Receiving a text or Slack late at night after an epiphany is one of the best moments you can experience while working on projects like this. We have spent hours brainstorming and writing over calls and back-and-forth messages scattered throughout all our platforms. We’ve developed ideas and shared breakthrough ideas through pictures and videos of our notes and diagrams. It’s been fun.
Our first project, Professor Elwood’s Castle of Oddities is what brought us together. About two years before Professor Elwood’s Castle of Oddities went into development, we had an idea to create a game where you would work directly with the main character similar to Lifeline. B.R. Manente, our first writer and team member of the founding company Legendary Affinity took the idea and started to bring new concepts to the table. A master at character creation, B.R. Manente created professor Elwood. We fell in love and after bringing Josh Irvin to the team, the concept evolved, expanded, and was refined into what you are now discovering.
We have worked hard as a seven man / woman team working virtually across the worlds many time zones. The amount of documents, notes, drawings, wireframes, user flows, and everything in between is a mindblowing vault of how far we’ve come.
We love movies, games, and a good TV series so we wanted to bring an experience as close to this while still maintaining the integrity of the reading experience. We hope this will excite people to read more.
We have big plans for this first game and plan to make others such as Project Burne, which we started mid-2018. We have some great writers and we hope this will bring even more creatives together to craft more awesome stories to life on the Elwood and Project Burne platform.
“I deeply thank the creative heroes who have contributed to these projects. Their passion to contribute to the vision of the company is so humbling and an honor. Whether we get one download or thousands...I see this as one of the best team building experiences that could have been launched. With this group I have complete confidence that success is only a matter of when.”