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About Us

Veridian Forge was co-founded by two industry veterans and gaming enthusiasts, Brad Shuber and Baker Searles. Both started in the game industry over 25 years ago at the same game studio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For almost two decades they followed different career paths gaining experience at some of the largest game studios in the world, on some of the largest titles and brands. The two have now come back together to combine their collective experience and create an independent game studio focused on making engaging games that excite and challenge players.

Brad has been in the game industry since 1995 where he started working on Racing Games for Image Space Incorporated and EA Sports. He then went to work for various studios in the Seattle area. Eventually landing at Microsoft where he spent many years working on innovative projects for Xbox and spent almost six years working on Minecraft as an Art Director and Creative leader.


Brad Shuber

Co-Founder / CCO

Baker started in the game industry in 1998 at Image Space Incorporated located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, developing games published by Electronic Arts, a company responsible for many of his childhood favorite games. In 2004 he moved to Florida to work as a Lead Software Engineer at the Electronic Arts Tiburon studio. He completed a total of ten games under the EA banner, on licenses from F1 Racing, NASCAR, and the NFL. Eventually he moved back to the Ann Arbor area to work at an industry leading vehicle dynamics simulation company. When the opportunity to fulfill a dream presented itself, he jumped at the chance to found Veridian Forge with his friend and former colleague.


Baker Searles

Co-Founder / CTO

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