Matt Nava, the man behind the art of thatgamecompany’s awarding-winning Journey and Flower titles, has officially started the development house Giant Squid Studios.
Nava left his post as art director at thatgamecompany back in March of 2012, but little information about his future in game development has been released. It was unknown whether or not he’d continue in the gaming field, but after a recent Tweet and an update to his LinkedIn page, his intentions have become clear.
Ok, big news!!! I just started a game development studio!! It’s called Giant Squid! giantsquidstudios.com
— Matt Nava (@matt_nava) March 2, 2013
If you were worried about the development direction of Giant Squid, it sounds as if the team is devoted to making creative, emotional experiences.
“At Giant Squid, we believe that video games can be more than a pastime – we strive to create artistic games that deliver beautiful, meaningful, and timeless experiences to a wide range of people,” reads the website’s information page. “We plan to create innovative and deeply moving games that will inspire players, challenge convention, and push the boundaries of experiential and narrative interactive entertainment into new and unexpected areas.”
There are no projects announced at this time, but expect some news in the coming months.
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