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Several Of Journey's Creative Team Form New Studio

Good people striving to make interesting games.

Matt Nava was the art director on Journey. I won’t waste your time going over our love for Journey any more but needless to say that it was very much appreciated by many of us. So whatever the man responsible for that iconic style is up to should be interesting.

Well, he’s started a studio of his own, called Giant Squid. It’s early days just yet but there’s plenty to be encouraged about. Austin Wintory is on board, the very talented guy behind the music of Journey. Nick Clarke rounds out the trio of people – he’s an engineer and game designer who was also formerly at thatgamecompany and worked on Flow, Flower and Journey.

The studio is called Giant Squid and it is a collaboration between Nava and The Ink Factory, a young movie and TV production company. Their website says that the company strives “to create artistic games that deliver beautiful, meaningful, and timeless experiences to a wide range of people.”

No details yet but this team should be one to watch.

Source: Giant Squid via Twitter

15 Comments
  1. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    So excited about this.

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 09:59.
  2. Person678
    BOOM! Headshot!
    Since: Jan 2009

    Bit odd so many people leaving TGC, wonder what’s happening behind the scenes.

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 10:05.
    • taurus82
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      It’s called change or evolution, something the ‘big dogs’ never want to do.

      Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 11:53.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Is there anyone left at TGC?

    Co-founders went separate ways & now art director.

    TGC could be the Trigger’s broom of the gaming world.

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 10:19.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      It’s not quite that bad, Chen still resides there at least, but yeah.

      I feel the same way about football teams some times.

      Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 10:28.
  4. taurus82
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    Journey the Movie please.

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 11:34.
  5. billsmugs
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    “Wide range of people” could mean lots of platforms and so a better chance of their stuff appearing on something I own, but it could also mean smartphones so I won’t get too excited yet.

    Their job posts ask for C++ and Unreal Engine experience, whereas a quick Google suggests C++ isn’t really used on iOS/Android, so does that indicate more of a console leaning perhaps?

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 12:04.
  6. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Giant Squid doesn’t have the same ring to it as thatgamecompany, but what’s a name? I look forward to seeing what they’re working on.

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 14:28.
    • salvodaze
      Member
      Since: Dec 2012

      I thought it brilliant actually. Giant Squid. Funny yet giant.

      Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 16:54.
      • Matthijs
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Looks to me like an x-ray-ed female part with a male part in it.

        Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 19:46.
  7. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    They seem to have stolen the sigil of House Greyjoy…

    Comment posted on 02/03/2013 at 20:09.
  8. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    Awesome, can’t wait to see what they produce!

    Comment posted on 03/03/2013 at 14:14.
  9. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Well their logo doesnt look rude at all, does it.

    Comment posted on 04/03/2013 at 08:37.
  10. Kevatron400
    Drake, baby.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Austin Wintory also did the amazing FlOw soundtrack for TGC. I Bought that on iTunes last Friday; 10 tracks all for the price of a LBP T-shirt! Bargain.

    Comment posted on 04/03/2013 at 09:23.

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