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.