The co-founder of Playdead, Dino Patti, has started up a new studio based in Guildford, UK, called Jumpship.
Patti left the Inside and Limbo developer in 2016 to "seek new challenges". It looks like he has found them with this new studio, which also announced a title in development.
It has been almost a year since Patti left Playdead, a studio he started back in 2006 with Arnt Jenson in Denmark. This time round, he’s partnered with film animator Chris Olson to develop Somerville, described as "a Sci-Fi Action Adventure that chronicles the lives of key individuals in the wake of a global catastrophe."
The studio has also outlined its mission statement on its website, stating: "Our philosophy is to break preconceived notions of what games can be by exploring the creative possibilities of the medium. We believe in games as a legitimate and positive endeavor; with potential not only as an entertainment medium, but as a tool to question the human condition. We strive to support our intent with an unwavering ethic in all facets of the process. This unwillingness to take the path well-trodden, to aim for standards seemingly out of reach and meticulously handcraft every aspect is where the weight of value lies for us as a studio."
The developer is also recruiting with several jobs listings on its website.