Iron Galaxy had a reputation for working on fighting games and an existing relationship with Microsoft. As a result, Iron Galaxy were asked to help out with Killer Instinct, starting with Season 2, 3 and then Season 4.
Iron Galaxy started out as a small six person shop to handle ports and technical consulting. Some of their early work was on fighting games such as, Streetfighter III, Marvel vs Capcom Origins, and Darkstalkers Resurrection, where they earned a reputation for execution and as a studio that understands the genre.
To build on Iron Galaxy’s existing relationship with Microsoft and grow Iron Galaxy’s game studio business, Flashman worked on their business strategy to support Iron Galaxy’s goal: to move from tech consulting/porting company, to a full production game studio and to develop their own IP.
Flashman helped develop and maintain the Microsoft relationship, which was key in Iron Galaxy being offered ongoing work on the Killer Instinct franchise.