Volition veterans ignite Blazing Lizard

Former THQ employees plan to bring experience earned on Saints Row, Red Faction to bear on downloadable games.

Actual game to be less blurry.
Actual game to be less blurry.

A trio of former developers at THQ's Volition, Inc. studio have unveiled their new start-up studio to the world. Sandeep Shekar, Jiovanie Velazquez, and Christopher Stockman today announced their new venture, the Savoy, Illinois-based Blazing Lizard.

Boasting more than three decades of cumulative experience between them, the trio worked on a number of hit Volition games, including Saints Row, The Punisher, Red Faction, Red Faction 2, and Descent: FreeSpace. According to the group's Web site, the studio's goal is "to create high-quality, compelling console-downloadable games for all platforms."

Blazing Lizard is set to unveil its first title, an original intellectual property, next week. In the meantime, the group has posted a handful of blurred screenshots to its Web site.

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