Former Diablo 3 Devs Raise Moola For Booyah!

Kotaku is reporting that three of the former Diablo 3 team members have just raised $4.5 million in funding from iFund for their new iPhone games company "Booyah!".

"Booyah! is a company that was formed last year by former members of the Diablo III team, who parted ways with Blizzard soon after the game was officially announced. When I say former members, I'm not talking about the guy who ran out for coffee. Booyah! CEO Keith Lee was the game's lead producer. The chief creative officer is none other than Captain Unicorns and Rainbows, Brian Morrisroe, Diablo III's first art director; and the chief technical officer is Sam Christiansen, a senior programmer on the game."

The story then goes on to talk about their departure from Blizzard:

"As for their ties with Blizzard, Lee assures me that the leaving was extremely amicable. Indeed, Blizzard's Rob Pardo is on their board of advisors, so it seems that yet another major player believes in what Booyah! is trying to accomplish."

Not much is known about the games they're going to be producing, but there is a beta sign-up page on their site in case you want to be among the first to try out their games.

"Booyah is creating a playful life companion that combines the immersive experiences that draw consumers to massively multi-player online games, the interconnectedness of social media, and the power of the iPhone and iPod touch."
So are any of you iPhone users interested in checking out what these former Diablo 3 developers have up their sleeves? Anybody have any guesses as to what they could be working on?


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