Craig Derrick | Game Director & Executive Producer

Lucasfilm

Posted on July 1, 2018


Big news everyone!  I'm very pleased to announce that I've accepted an amazing opportunity to join The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm.  It's an incredible honor to return to the Lucas family and work with so many talented and creative people developing the stories and ideas that drive our films, television shows, theme parks, and games.  Truly a dream job!

I can't share much yet but I'm blown away every day by the work my team is doing and look forward to providing many updates here as often as I can.  Until then, please watch this short video for a peek at what we're building behind-the-scenes.

Overload Release Date

Posted on May 9, 2018

Overload, the spiritual successor to Descent, made by my friends and former members of the original Parallax Software / Outrage Entertainment team is finally being released on May 31st! The game was successfully kickstarted back in March 2016 and the team has made some incredible progress all along the way. I can't wait to play this on PS4 and VR...that is if my stomach can handle the vertigo. You're going down!  Buy the game now on Steam here.

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Pacific Rim: Breach Wars

Posted on March 21, 2018


NOW AVAILABLE!  Download on the Apple App Store at: http://bit.ly/prbwfba or Google Play at: http://bit.ly/prbwfbg for FREE

Solo Trailer w/Kinect Star Wars Soundtrack

Posted on February 7, 2018

So happy to see some love for the amazing soundtrack from Kinect Star Wars being used on this parody trailer.  Trust me, we made this game with a lot of love and respect for Star Wars, but we were also in on the joke and believed the "silly" Rancor and Dance modes were a nice way to add some tongue-in-cheek humor to the game.  George fortunately agreed!

And over the years that have passed since the release of the game I've had more kids and families share their stories about how they enjoyed this game together more than pretty much any other game I've made.  I'm still proud of the work everyone put into this title and I'm hopeful that it's seen one day not as a punchline for what they don't like about Star Wars, but as a game that ended up as an experimental, light-hearted and ultimately commercial success.

Oh, and we also got to make this thing of beauty!

Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars

 

Vicarious Visions 25th Anniversary

Posted on September 12, 2017

Congratulations to Karthik, Guha, and all my friends & family at Vicarious Visions on your 25th Anniversary! I loved being a small part of it and very much look forward to seeing what you all do with the next 25.

Fifth Journey Beams Aboard George Takei!

Posted on July 6, 2017

George Takei is entering the world of online games. He recently joined Hong Kong and San Francisco-based gaming company Fifth Journey as a creative director.

We're very excited to announce the addition of George Takei to our Fifth Journey leadership team.  Read more about this exciting development and what's in store for the future of our company via Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

New Levels, Origami, and Adventures Await!

Posted on June 27, 2017

Check out Kubo's latest adventure with an new levels, new origami creatures to collect, and tougher battles to fight at: smarturl.it/kubothegame

Kubo Released and Featured in China!

Posted on January 13, 2017

Kubo: A Samurai Quest has just been released in China and is featured as an Editor's Choice in the top position on the iTunes store!  We're currently the 2nd most downloaded Adventure game, 16th overall, and 20th in the Top Grossing charts.  Congratulations everyone!

Kubo: A Samurai Quest Reviews (Updated!)

Posted on October 20, 2016

We've received some wonderful reviews for our first game Kubo: A Samurai Quest while our app store ratings have been huge.  We're so appreciative of all your support and so happy you like our little game.

"Kubo: A Samurai Quest is an immersive Match 3 puzzle game with a lovely soundtrack. I can honestly say Kubo: A Samurai Quest is one of the best Match 3 puzzle games I've played (and I've played a lot).  It has beautiful graphics, a nice story line and inspiring music" - Android Guys

 


"The game looks like it's made from origami. The LAIKA style and creature battles make this match 3 puzzle game an addicting and welcome change of pace for licensed games. Fifth Journey Limited has provided some hope for licensed games. I look forward to their next release. 8/10" - GameSkinny

 

"With its variety of match-three gameplay types folded together like an origami samurai, this gorgeous puzzler enthralls us just like the movie that inspired it. Pulling off a massive chain-reaction combo or vanquishing an enemy with our team of paper companions is endlessly satisfying. We even find ourselves cranking up the music, just to head-bob along to Kubo's fast-fingered shamisen stylings." - Apple App Store Editor

 

 

Our FIRST Game: Kubo: A Samurai Quest™

Posted on August 18, 2016

MATCH. COLLECT. BATTLE!

I'm pleased to announce the release of our first game: Kubo: A Samurai Quest.

Eric Tan and Craig Derrick at LAIKA

Match magical charms, discover and collect beautiful origami characters, and battle against the forces of the evil Sisters on your quest through The Far Lands. Based on the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings we worked closely with the incredibly talented team at LAIKA to create a Match-3 puzzle game with a fun collection and accessible battle mechanic that we think audiences of all ages will find entertaining and challenging!

I'm incredibly proud of the teams at Fifth Journey, Playside Studios, and Universal for making this beautiful game together.  Please go see the movie and give our game a try.  We really hope you like it!

Download it now HERE