Denis Dyack, a video game industry veteran of 30 years and AWS Hero, is the Founder and CEO of Apocalypse, a cloud-first game development studio. Currently working on Deadhaus Sonata, a Narrative Driven Action RPG where you play the Undead fighting the living.
Denis created and led an unprecedented string of video game hits such as Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, and Metal Gear: Solid Twin Snakes. A Canadian Game Developers Hall of Fame inductee, Denis was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development by the AIAS for Eternal Darkness. A firm believer in ties between academia and industry, Denis served on several advisory boards such as MIT, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College, Wilfred Laurier University, Brock University, McMaster University, and many others.
Denis has a B. in Physical Education, H. BSc in Computer Science, M. Sc in Computer Science. A recent graduate from Miskatonic University, with full honours in Quantum Theory, believing one can never be educated enough to deal with the unknown.
We are excited to announce that any founders or supporters that want a Steam Key for the blood bath demo can now receive them. If you are a Founder or Supporter, please message (PM) @Koldin.D.Collie, @Faceless Mike, or @Denis Dyack to get your Steam Keys! Or message us on Discord!
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The creators of Eternal Darkness are on a mission to bring single-player storytelling to the multiplayer genre with their upcoming ARPG, embracing a future in the cloud.
Deadhaus Sonata is still early in development, with a public alpha they’re calling “the First Age” coming later in 2022. Knowing that it’s easiest to find the right tools before kicking off work, Apocalypse chose to experiment sooner than later, testing a wide variety of engines and development software to create their game. The team tried both Lumberyard and Open3D but essentially decided that Unity offered the most established toolset to help them scale rapidly.