Independent game developer Iron Galaxy Studios announced today that they have hired former Bungie Communications Director David “DeeJ” Dague as the company’s new Head of Communications. Additionally, Chief Operating Officer Chelsea Blasko has been promoted to Co-CEO alongside Adam Boyes. Blasko manages the company’s day-to-day operations and internal culture.
Lots of exciting news in @IronGalaxy land –
We are working on a brand new IP!@DJDague has joined our team as Head of Communications!
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Dague is known for spearheading the launch team for the Destiny franchise at Bungie. He was brought on board to help build a new community team at Iron Galaxy.
“This opportunity with Iron Galaxy is a chance to welcome players into a community that we will build with them,” said Dague regarding his new role. “There is nothing more exciting than witnessing players discover a brand-new game and come together to define its culture. I’m thrilled to be tackling these challenges with my new teammates.”
Dague joins an expanded leadership team that will spearhead the development of the studio’s next project. Though not much is known about the upcoming project, the studio has revealed that they will be working on a new multiplayer melee combat IP coming to consoles and PC.
“Despite the myriad challenges presented by the pandemic, Iron Galaxy continues to grow,” said Blasko.
“The studio has expanded from 140 to more than 175 people this year. Our supportive work-from-home culture ensures our staff feels cared for and valued as individuals. Our focus on creativity, communication, diversity, and inclusion has helped us attract and retain the best talent in the business.”