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The Stanley Parable was on the minds of many a gamer not too long ago, because of the discharge of the Ultra Deluxe version. The narrative game makes use of humor to cope with video video games in a really meta sense, however these concepts might simply as simply be utilized to different genres, like horror. Apparently, we’re getting one thing alongside these strains from a brand new woman-led indie studio.
Over the previous few months, a number of job listings (compiled by ResetEra consumer Toumari) have hinted at a brand new horror game venture from the mixed minds of a number of indie builders. The unnamed game is being developed by an also-unnamed studio based mostly in Berlin, Germany. Alicia Contestabile co-founded Crows Crows Crows, the studio behind The Stanley Parable. According to LinkedIn, she is the CEO and artistic director of the brand new studio, which has been colloquially known as Swizzle Kiss (after Contestabile’s on-line deal with). The studio is “making an unannounced narrative horror game coming to PlayStation 5 and PC.”
In November of final 12 months, Swizzle Kiss started the hiring course of for a producer. This month, it put up a job itemizing for a lead programmer. Both listings tout the studio’s inventive minds, and the checklist contains the likes of Arshea Bimal (producer at Funomena) Jessica Curry (composer on Amnesia: A Name for Pigs and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture), William Pugh (co-designer of The Stanley Parable), and Tom Schley (sound designer on The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe). The listings additionally state that the studio is “fully funded and [a] Sony PlayStation partner,” therefore the PlayStation 5 and PC platform targets.
As for the game itself, we’ve got no clue as to what it is going to be (and even be referred to as). ResetEra consumer salomamo managed to dig up a picture from the studio’s Notion web page. As seen on the high of this text, it reveals a darkish forest within the moonlight. Of course, it is probably not associated to the venture in any respect; we simply don’t know. Summer Game Fest this June might be place to be taught extra if Swizzle Kiss has something to share.