Team Chaos, New Gaming Company From Andrew Busey, Announces First Game: Elements

Apr 03, 2013, 08:00 ET from Team Chaos

AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming industry veteran Andrew Busey and Chaotic Moon Studios, a top-tier mobile app company, today announced the launch of a new mobile gaming company, Team Chaos. Team Chaos will debut its first title, a collectible card game (CCG), Elements: Broken Lands, available on the App Store today. Elements allows users to engage in hundreds of dynamic quests, battle in competitive online games, and buy and sell cards in the marketplace. The game focuses on exploration, head-to-head play, collectability, and trading.

This free-to-play (F2P) experience sends players into Arastia, a massive fantasy world, containing more than a dozen continents with thousands of unique battles and maps to explore.  Along the way, players collect, enhance, and evolve, hundreds of creature and equipment cards. Elements features a player-driven marketplace to deliver a deep economy where players can buy and sell all the cards in the game.

In player vs. player (PvP) ladder matches, players across the globe are pitted against each other in battles for rewards and advancement through multiple ladders.  The system matches up players against other players of the same skill to create challenging and fair competition for all. Top players fight to achieve dominance of the worldwide leaderboards.

"The rise of CCGs on mobile has been incredible," said Busey. "One of our objectives in crafting Elements has been evolving the ease of use and raising the quality level of this genre on mobile. Our past experience building these types of games combined with the amazing advancement in mobile technology has allowed us to build a visually stunning game that is both accessible and deeply strategic."

Busey's tenure in gaming includes founding Challenge Games, developers of immersive Web games that used short-from engagement and virtual goods to deliver engaging experience. Challenge Games was acquired by Zynga where Busey subsequently worked as vice president and general manager of Zynga's Austin office.

"I had not planned to do another start-up, but conversations with Chaotic Moon and the pace of mobile gaming advancement got me super excited," says Busey. "This is about passion. We are truly making games that we want to play.  And we believe our passion and enthusiasm will result in games that other gamers are going to love playing, too."

Background Story of Elements: Broken Lands

Legends say that the four kingdoms of Arastia created powerful elemental creatures and unleashed their rage using them to fight their endless battles. As the war spiraled out of control, heroes rose to fight and contain the corruption. In a final epic clash, the heroes were defeated and the elements tore Arastia apart, leaving what were once marvelous kingdoms to become the Broken Lands. 

Now a new hero rises to return Arastia to its former glory and end the corruption that now curses the Broken Lands. As an elemental wizard, guided by the Goddess Isiria, you can restore the lands to their former glory ...

About Andrew Busey and Team Chaos

Over the past 15 years, Andrew has pioneered some of the industry's most important web technologies - including work on Mosaic, the first web browser (now part of Microsoft Internet Explorer); creating iChat, the first web based chat system and one of the first instant messaging applications; and building WebCenter, the first major web-based customer service technology (now part of Avaya).

Previously, Andrew co-founded Pluck (acquired by DemandMedia), which enables social media on major sites such as, USA Today, and Reuters. In the past, Andrew led, developed, and contributed to numerous "Multi-User Dungeon" or "Multi-User Domain" (MUDs) games, which were the early predecessors to Massively Multi-player Online Games (MMOs) like World of Warcraft and Everquest. In 1994, he wrote Secrets of the MUD Wizards, the first major published book on the topic. Andrew is an inventor on seventeen technology patents and has several others pending. He is a graduate in computer science from Duke University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Team Chaos is a mobile gaming company focused on creating original content for tablet and mobile devices. The company was founded in 2013 by Andrew Busey, founder of Challenge Games and former VP of Zynga Austin, and Ben Lamm, CEO and co-founder of Chaotic Moon, a mobile development studio. Team Chaos is comprised of world-class game designers, artists and developers who have been working in gaming for the past two decades.

About Chaotic Moon Studios

Chaotic Moon Studios is composed of award-winning thought leaders, designers, developers and strategists from across the mobile and interactive landscape. Chaotic Moon creates mobile strategies and designs and develops solutions for the world's biggest brands, including Disney, Marvel, FOX Entertainment, Toyota, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Whole Foods and many more. The company's design and development teams have honed their respective crafts alongside the most innovative companies in the world, including both Apple and IBM. Chaotic Moon team members hold more than a dozen patents and are regularly highlighted in publications like Wired, ComputerWorld, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Chaotic Moon's services include mobile strategy, design, development as well as content publishing, gaming, and managing mobile brands across all application marketplaces.

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