Igniting the Future of Gaming: Afterburner Interactive Officially Launches in Scottsdale, AZ

It’s not every day that a new game development studio comes along with the promise to transform the industry. Today, that promise takes on a new form as we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of Afterburner Interactive, based in the scenic landscapes of Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Where passion meets pixels, and dreams meet reality—welcome to Afterburner Interactive, where we’re igniting the future of gaming.”

A New Dawn for Gaming

For the uninitiated, Afterburner Interactive is the brainchild of Derek McKean, a veteran with over 13 years of experience in web, app, and business development. Fueled by a passion for gaming since the tender age of 7, Derek decided it was time to merge his professional expertise with his lifelong passion. Enter Afterburner Interactive—a new game development studio with ambitious plans to redefine the paradigms of interactive entertainment.

A Diverse Portfolio: From SkyScar to Uncharted Territories

Our debut project, SkyScar, is already making waves as a post-nuke, alien, zombie, and apocalyptic survival game set in the southwest United States. With elements of massive-scale open-world gameplay, PvP, and an intricate in-game economy, we aim to blend the gritty realism of titles like ‘DayZ’ with the action-packed narratives akin to ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ and ‘GTA’.

Joining Forces: The Powerhouse Team

But it’s not just about one person’s vision. The founding team includes Mark Garfield, who brings a wealth of experience with over 30 years in the business, corporate, and Hollywood production landscapes. His expertise will serve as the linchpin for Afterburner Interactive’s broader ambitions, which include developing titles across Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and even mobile platforms.

A Future Full of Possibilities

We’re not just stopping at SkyScar. Afterburner Interactive has a roadmap that extends far into the future, with plans to deliver groundbreaking titles across multiple platforms. We aim to create experiences that players will talk about for years to come, both in and out of the gaming community.

Get Involved!

We invite you to join us on this incredible journey. Stay tuned for more updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and community events that we’ll be rolling out in the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you for being a part of the next big leap in interactive entertainment. Fasten your seat belts; the Afterburner is ignited!

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