Today, the new game development studio Eyes Out was announced. The new studio was founded by veteran game designer Cory Davis who has worked on Spec Ops: The Line, Condemned, F.E.A.R. and Here They Lie as well as Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck who began scoring music for video games in 2014 with Observation and NOCT. The Los Angeles-based studio taps into a shared love of games and building atmosphere through the imaginative use of audio and visuals. Eyes Out is made up of passionate world builders and storytellers who believe in the powerful synesthesia that emerges from music, narrative, and interactive experiences.
“When I was finishing up work on Here They Lie, Robin wandered into our studio and I felt a very strong connection to his open, creative view of existence, and the power of music,” said Davis. “We instantly started working on some prototypes I had in development at the time and together we launched straight toward something unexpected. Robin’s vibrant and boundless approach to the creative process drives our work far beyond my previous experience. It’s such an exhilarating trip to venture into the darkness together.”
“Cory is a true and impassioned artist. He’s a visionary leader who draws the highest and best from each person on the team, no matter their position. He’s capable and dedicated and he’s open to forces unspeakable. He’s rare. Weird, even. We connected about films and games and music and all the minutia and it was a really positive charge colliding with him. We have a simpatico work ethic and drive, and we see each other soul to soul. Our play together is inspired,” said Finck.
Eyes Out’s first game will be a single-player immersive cosmic horror game with strong environmental storytelling elements. Further information about the game will be revealed in the coming months.