David Welch

Portal Knights

A cooperative action sandbox RPG. Millions of copies sold!

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, Android


A highlight of my career! Based on the success of Terraria, I was asked to pitch an original sandbox IP. I created the concept for Portal Knights and it was greenlit. I hired developer Keen Games and worked hand-in-hand with them over many years supervising creative direction and game design through development, Early Access, global release, and post-launch.

The game was a massive success, with 3.5M+ units sold, many years of game-as-a-service updates and DLC, and an announced spin-off MMO by a major Chinese publisher.