Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. Passion and dedication are the key components for our recipe of success. At the heart of our motivation and commitment, is our amazing community and their awe-inspiring support for everyone at Intrepid.



Intrepid Studios was founded by Steven Sharif and John Moore, passionate gamers and successful entrepreneurs, who took their knowledge of business and passion for games and set out on a mission to make a gaming company that would build the games players want. Steven Sharif, set out to bring aboard a team of industry veterans, with a clear vision for the company’s first project. These titans of the industry hail from many backgrounds, but all share two common threads: AAA MMORPG development experience, and a passion for building the games players want.


Everyone at Intrepid is focused on building games that help bring people together. Part of what makes us who we are is that ability to connect with others, and we adhere to this design principle throughout our development process. Since the beginning, Intrepid has held to the philosophy of making games with no pay-to-win or cash grab elements – we respect our players and believe that these tactics aren’t necessary if we simply build games that players want to play. That philosophy, combined with a commitment to transparency and communication with our community, reflects the most important values that we as developers can uphold.


The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.


Steven Sharif Creative Director
John Moore President / COO
Mark Storch Director of Engineering
Mitch Evans Lead Programmer
Bill Trost Director of Design
Jim Sanders Lead Visual Effects Artist
Chris Atkins Lead Character Artist
Chris Myers Lead Animator
Ryan Richmond Lead Concept Artist
Bryan Langford Executive Producer
Jacob Beucler Lead Producer
Margaret Krohn Director of Communications
Brock Marek Lead Web Developer
Trystan Snodgrass Lead Environment Artist
Jason Zimmerman Director of I.T.
Colby Marchi Lead UI/UX Designer
Grat Crabtree Lead UI Engineer
Cat Neri Lead Audio Designer
Brian Gans Lead Technical Artist
Zakary Strange Technical Director


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Awarded Most Anticipated MMORPG in 2017, and the flagship product of Intrepid Studios, Ashes of Creation is a unique take on the MMORPG experience. The world structure is dynamic and built to react to the actions of players. Cities rise and fall, their populations based on the history of the world as the players create it. Learn more at Ashes of Creation's official website.


Intrepid Studios currently has plans for two unannounced projects within the Ashes of Creation universe. More on these projects will be released in the future as the development of our Flagship product, Ashes of Creation, nears its development milestones.


Intrepid Studios is always in search of talented, team oriented, self-driven and passionate individuals. Our 17,000 square foot studio in San Diego, CA is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

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