Welcome To The Land Of The Hermits

Studio Hermitage is a North Carolina-based transmedia company working on an original Intellectual Property for production across a number of formats including video games and print. We are excited to be fully funded by and part of Amplifier Game Invest and are proud to be part of the Embracer Group of companies.

Under the leadership of game development veterans Paxton Galvanek (CEO), Justin Achilli (CCO) and Andy Foltz (Studio Art Director), Studio Hermitage aims to build a lasting creative game company, creating new IPs for a wide range of platforms and formats. The founding trio has a combined experience from the game/creative industry of over 70+ years.

For those wondering, a Hermitage is a secluded, peaceful getaway and with this studio, we hope to create a unique environment giving creative professionals the opportunity to make something truly groundbreaking.

At Studio Hermitage, our mission is to tell engaging stories and give players the tools to tell their own. Our studio wants every Hermit to find their own hermitage, their own safe and comfortable space where they can exercise creative freedom and share their voice to contribute their unique perspective to the greater storytelling whole. 

Paxton Galvanek

CEO & Co-Founder

Justin Achilli

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Andy Foltz

Studio Art Director & Co-Founder

Rachel J. Wilkinson

Senior Writer/Designer

Efrem Palacios

Senior Concept Artist

Leigh Cook

Senior Project Manager


Danny Ryba

Marketing/Community Manager

George Mylonas

Senior Producer

Anthony Pascone

Game Designer

Matte Wagner

Senior Game Designer

Marcos Pereira

Technical Director


Ryan Cartier

Senior Gameplay Programmer

Victoria Rogers

Community Manager

Sebastian Penedo

Senior Technical Artist

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