Based in Edmonton and London, the studios are backed by veterans of game development.
The studio will be led by former EA, Linden Labs exec, Rod Humble. Paradox Tectonic is a curious addition to the offbeat strategy publisher's portfolio.
Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry have teamed up with artist and musician Wren Farren to form a game studio in which all participants are equal partners.
Martin Defries, a 35-year industry veteran, will head Numskull Games.
Former Call of Duty and Dead Space creative director Bret Robbins hopes to merge design of AAA with versatility of indie with Ascendant Studios.