Vigil Games co-founder and Darksiders creative director Joe Madureira has left the studio for “new adventures”.
Announced on his Facebook group, Madureira said his well wishes and departed the company after seven years of working there developing both Darksiders games.
Farewell and best wishes to all my brothers and sisters at Vigil Games! After 7 long years and 2 hit games ( Darksiders BABY! ) I’m afraid the time has come for me to move on to new adventures. I could not be more proud of what we achieved, or the awesome people who helped build up this studio. I can safely say Vigil’s future is in very good hands, so expect only awesomeness down the road. This feels surreal…I miss the place already.
While he won’t divulge what his new venture is, for now he’s focusing on “banging out a bunch of comics”.
I’ll be talking more about ‘The Next Big Thing’ in the coming months, but in the short term, I’m focusing on banging out a bunch of comics. Which should hopefully sate your hunger, you bloodthirsty savages!!! (*believe it or not that’s a term of endearment. )
Seeing as there are at least two more potential Darksiders games to be made yet it’ll be interesting to see what direction they take now Madureira has left the studio.