A new games studio called Campo Santo has been formed by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin of The Walking Dead; Nels Anderson, lead designer of Mark of the Ninja; and artist Olly Moss, who is famous for his movie poster redesigns.
The studio’s founding comes from a shared desire to create away from the controlled chaos of average video game business. More importantly, though, it comes from a shared desire to just create. A blog post on the Campo Santo blog by Sean Vanaman says:
As we talk to our friends and industry colleagues about “doing something indie” with us, there’s a shared pragmatism informed by years in the industry that melds with the lingering youthful enthusiasm that got us into games to begin with. Some of us want to tell stories, some of us want to build systems, and some of us want to create beautiful looking worlds, but we all want to make something.
Campo Santo’s first game will be going for a PC, Mac, and Linux release in a partnership with design house and app-making company Panic Inc. No word on what kind of game it will be, though with the sheer amount of talent on the team the possibilities are exciting to consider.