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Himalaya Studios is a video game developer that focuses on adventure games. The limited liability company was established in 2004 in Chandler, Arizona by Britney K. Brimhall and Christopher T. Warren.
Himalaya Studios focuses on creating adventure games in the spirit of classic Sierra adventure games, like King's Quest, Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry. Founders Brimhall and Warren had originally created AGD Interactive, a non-profit company that is dedicated to updating original Sierra games to a more modern look.
The studio's first adventure game, Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine, was released on September 6, 2006.
Their second game, a hidden object title, Al Emmo's Postcards from Anozira was released on August 2, 2010.
On September 21, 2009, the developers announced in a newsletter email that they have "commenced preliminary development" on a new game. They also revealed that it will not be a sequel to Al Emmo, but rather an original project blending adventure and role-playing video game elements:
The game's plot details are currently under wraps, as we still need to sort through some final details. But we can confirm that, based on fan feedback, our forthcoming title will center around a fantasy, pseudo-medieval theme, similar to what Sierra fans have come to expect from the classic King's Quest and Quest for Glory games. Players will also have access to a specific class-based set of actions, with a total of 4 character classes to choose from.
On February 24, 2011, it was revealed that the title of this game is Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements. It is currently scheduled for an early 2014 release.
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