Craig Derrick | Game Director & Executive Producer

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!

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.

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

 

HartBeat Writers Room

Posted on August 11, 2016

(L/R Adam Hann-Bird, Craig Derrick, Ian Dominguez, Joey Wells, Michael Scalzitti, Harry Ratchford, and Jeremy Bernstein)

We wrapped our first group of writing sessions for the Kevin Hart game at HartBeat Productions.  What a tremendous honor and so much fun to work with Kevin and all of these funny guys.  I love building out these writers rooms and breaking story with a diverse group of people.  Story is the (pun intended) the heartbeat of this game and we cracked what I think will be a fun adventure game that will deliver on Kevin's humor and the world of a Comedic Rockstar.  Can't wait for you guys to play this game!

 

VentureBeat Interview

Posted on May 16, 2016

 

The Expendables are Coming!

We sat down with the great Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat to officially announce our Expendables game, discuss at length our partnership with Lionsgate, our creative process for collaborating with Hollywood studios and talent to develop great games, and I even snuck in a LucasArts and Full Throttle mention!  Read the full interview at VentureBeat

Kevin Hart and Fifth Journey Partner for Game

Posted on March 31, 2016

Comedic Rockstar Kevin Hart

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 one is a big one.  I hope you join me on this trip and that we find a way to entertain you through our stories and games.