Square Enix Montreal, the mobile-focussed studio behind the successful GO series, downed tools for a week in September, only to pick up tools again, but this time for an internal, company wide game-jam.
The game-jam, dubbed Square Jam, was an event where all studio members assembled into small teams to create a game of their choice based around their theme. The theme this time was ‘exposed’.
Square Enix Montreal currently have no plans to release any of the games from the jam, but you can take a look at some of the games via this blog post. They all look fairly interesting, whether it’s being a dead guy who discovers his phone still works in Fate, Incorporated, hunting space hunters online in the brilliant named Space Hunter Hunt or the task of build your own print publication in Daily Exposed.
Despite the lack of any formal release plans, the games all seem to be mobile-native, which means if any prototype is particularly promising there’s nothing stopping Square Enix Montreal revisiting any of the ideas at a later date.
So far, the studio has focussed on adaptations of Square Enix properties into mobile format with a pretty high success rate. Hitman GO, Lara Croft GO, Deus Ex GO and for some difference, Hitman: Sniper.