Gears of War 3 senior gameplay designer Lee Perry has left Epic Games to establish his own studio, the newly announced BitMonster Games, a morning press release confirms. It's not a total separation, however; Perry will continue to work with Epic thanks to a multi-title licensing deal that allows his studio to use his former employer's Unreal Engine.
The first BitMonster game to be released under this new deal is Lili, an iOS-exclusive "adventure RPG hybrid" built on Unreal Engine 3 that favors "non-combat" encounters with enemies. The story is set on the fictional island of Geos and it apparently involves taking on at least one or two oppressive regimes. Sweet. I hate those.
Take a peek at the first trailer for the game up top. You can also keep up with Lili news at the newly formed studio's www.bitmonstergames.comofficial website.