Ex-Spider-Man and Skyrim Developers Announce Fantastic New Game and Studio
Gardens, a brand new indie game studio, has assembled a team of developers whose past projects include Skyrim, Marvel’s Spider-Man and more.
A brand new indie game studio called Gardensmade up of project developers like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Marvel’s Spiderman, has just revealed itself as well as its first project. The AAA gaming industry has recently come under fire from gamers and developers alike, primarily due to issues related to the unfair treatment of developers. This has led many developers to leave AAA studios in favor of independent games, which offer more creative freedom and better working conditions.
Indie video games have become increasingly popular in recent years, with these projects often offering more creativity and innovation than the big titles. The indie game market is incredibly large, giving fans plenty of options when choosing their next gaming experience. In 2020, many gamers even ranked underworld, an indie roguelike dungeon crawler from Supergiant Games, as the biggest game of this year. 2021 brought with it many other big projects like Twelve Minutesan indie game featuring the voice work of major Hollywood actors James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe, and action game Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The best indie games of 2021 have been able to create unique and beautiful experiences outside of the AAA gaming sphere.
A newly announced indie game studio, Gardens, has a team that has worked on projects such as Skyrim, Marvel’s Spiderman, Travel and What Remains of Edith Fitch. Co-founded by industry veterans Chris Bell, Lexie Dostal and Stephen Bell, the studio will operate remotely and was built on a platform of transparency, collaboration, empowerment and trust. Gardens’ first game will be a multiplayer fantasy adventure, currently unnamed, and the studio intends to build a dedicated community around it. Players will journey through a magical and unpredictable wilderness, with online components leading to meaningful encounters with other players.
While not much has been revealed about Gardens’ upcoming project, there are plenty of other exciting indie titles set to release in the near future. The biggest indie game releases of 2022 will deliver a wide variety of unique interactive experiences throughout the year. For example, immersive action role-playing game Weird West comes from former developers of the Dishonored series. Wander, meanwhile, is a feline adventure where players will take control of a cat for platforming and puzzle-solving gameplay. While these titles aren’t big-budget blockbusters, they promise to deliver completely original gameplay innovations.
With a truly impressive collection of talent already assembled, Gardens looks set to make waves in the gaming world. The remote studio’s first-ever title already looks exciting and ambitious, and Gardens is still hiring to build its arsenal of veteran developers. With a portfolio including massive hits like Skyrim and Marvel’s Spidermanthe Gardens the team seems ready to deliver something really special.
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