The Walking Dead, Mark of the Ninja vets form new indie studio

A group of industry veterans from Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Klei Entertainment’s Mark of the Ninja teams have founded new indie development studio, Campo Santo.

Co-founders include former Telltale designer and writer Sean Vanaman, creative director and designer Jake Rodkin, along with Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson and artist Olly Moss.

Moss also had experience working with Sony, Lucasfilm, Studio Ghibli and other notable outfits.

The new studio’s debut will be financially backed by, and made in collaboration with, Panic Inc. – an Oregon-based software company that specializes in shareware applications for Mac.

[Campo Santo’s first game is] being both backed by and made in collaboration with the stupendous, stupidly-successful Mac utility software-cum-design studio slash app/t-shirt/engineering company Panic Inc. from Portland, Oregon," Vanaman wrote on Campo Santo’s blog.

It’s an unlikely partnership that means we get to conceive of, make, and distribute a video game the way we want to and the way we know how, with no pre-prescribed set of rules or formula for how it’s done.”

No other info on the game – such as platforms or a release window target – was provided by the studio.

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