Hellhound Interactive is run by two developers: Peter Norberg and Johan Norberg. They initiated the Rising Empires project in the beginning of 2011.
"After a few planning sessions we started to write the first lines of code in February. Rising Empires is not the first game we design and code. We started working as Norberg Games on a PBeM game called Fate of a Nation early in 2009 which was nominated at the Origins awards 2010. Fate of a Nation is written in Java and this, of course, made the move from PBeM to Android much easier since Android also uses Java."