Craig Derrick | Creative Director & Executive Producer

The Mandalorian

Posted on October 4, 2018
"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic..."

We're making something truly spectacular and ground-breaking with The Mandalorian.  For all the latest information on the show go to: https://www.starwars.com/news/category/the-mandalorian

The Force Reawakens

Posted on July 1, 2018

Big news everyone!  I'm very pleased to announce that I've accepted an amazing opportunity from The Walt Disney Company to rejoin 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.

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

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.

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

Kevin Hart and Fifth Journey Partner for Game

Posted on March 31, 2016

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I'm incredibly excited to announce Fifth Journey's partnership with Lionsgate and Hartbeat Productions to develop a social adventure game with Kevin Hart!  You can read more about it at Variety, Deadline, and Develop. This is a game I'm so excited to help develop and collaborate with Kevin and his amazing team of writers at Hartbeat.  This is going to be something really special.

Announcing Fifth Journey

Posted on February 23, 2016

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Eric Tan and Craig Derrick

I'm very proud to finally reveal and announce Fifth Journey, the company I've co-founded with my friend and business partner Eric Tan!

From animated feature debuts to cult classics and blockbusters franchises, Fifth Journey creates fan-first, next-generation mobile entertainment based on film and television content. We’re pioneering mobile entertainment in partnership with Hollywood’s leading studios by advancing the latest technologies, including O2O and virtual reality, providing a platform for mobile streaming, video-on-demand and Hollywood-linked e-commerce while delivering these experiences into the fastest growing markets in the world. We’re a unique combination of creative and distribution strengths, united by a love of Hollywood and committed to making the most authentic and engaging experiences ever for mobile.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...and this is a big one.  I hope you join us on this trip and that we find a way to entertain you through our stories and games.  Read the entire VentureBeat interview at the following link: Hollywood backs Fifth Journey to take movie licensed games to China.

(L/R) Robert Lepsoe, Craig Derrick, Eric Tan, Xavier Rosée, and Ian Dominguez

Thimbleweed Park to Xbox One

Posted on August 12, 2015

I'm super proud to be a part of the team bringing Thimbleweed Park to Xbox One!  Here's a few pictures from our recent trip to Germany and Gamescom 2015 where we made the announcement:

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Thimbleweed Park Coming Soon to Xbox One and Windows 10!

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Ron Gilbert on stage at Gamescom 2015 announcing Thimbleweed Park for Xbox One

*Note the green glow means we're at a Xbox Party

Craig & Ron at Gamescom 2015

Behind-the-Scenes of Ron, Major Nelson, and Julia Hardy LIVE from Gamescom 2015

Sven and Craig in the Retro Games booth at Gamescom 2015

Sven and Craig in the Retro Games Booth at Gamescom 2015

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him....maybe you can hire...

You can read more about our Gamescom 2015 adventures and all of the latest news and updates on Thimbleweed Park at the blog located at: http://blog.thimbleweedpark.com/

Producers Guild of America

Posted on March 27, 2015

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Excited to announce that I've joined the prestigious Producers Guild of America.  The PGA represents the finest in the craft of production for film, television and new media and it's an honor to join their ranks.  More announcements to come soon!

 

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has LAUNCHED!

Posted on April 10, 2014

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Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has officially LAUNCHED! Download from the App Store and Google Play and help Peter save Quahog!

Download on iOS:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id838500730

Download on Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinyco.familyguy