A video game developer is raising $10 million in an online crowdfunding campaign to get him and his wife, Lisa, to build a video game company in California.
The goal of the crowdfunding is to fund the hiring of up to 20 people to start their own video game studio.
“We want to take our passion for creating games to the next level,” said Richard Torsky, who founded The Torskes in 2002 and has a team of about 15 employees.
“In the past, there have been lots of video game developers in California, but this is the first company to actually create its own IP.”
Torsky said he plans to bring on his wife to work with him and help out with the design of the studio.
Torski said the video game industry is changing rapidly, with many companies now working on their own IPs instead of using third-party studios.
He said the company will also use its own employees.
The couple have worked for video game publishers and companies like Electronic Arts, EA Sports, Activision Blizzard, Bungie and Riot Games.
Tons of video games have been released in California since the 1990s.
Tinsley said he is hoping to open a game studio in the next five years.
Tersky said the Torske video game studios have created more than 400 video games.
Toys and games were among the most popular genres in California in the 1990 and 2000s, according to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Torski, who is an avid gamer, said he played a lot of the games during the 1980s and 1990s and has even gone to a video gaming convention in the 1980.
Ttersky said that he has no plans to sell the business or even move to California.
He said the biggest reason for his decision to launch the crowdfunding campaign was to raise money for his family and to help the video gaming industry grow.
“I’m not just raising money to get money,” he said.
“I’m doing this for the future of the industry.”
Tterski said he hopes the campaign will bring the company to the California market.