What a diverse range of industry backgrounds.
Former developers from industry blockbuster hits such as Call of Duty, Spec Ops, Tomb Raider, and the just launched Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, have all come together to start up a new studio- Tangentlemen, which they describe as ‘a curious new start-up studio dedicated to uncanny interactive experiences.’
Apparently, the new studio has come together in response to the increasingly bloated, spiraling out of control AAA development, and all the costs and risks associated with it.
“The rocketing costs of AAA development led to a creative stagnation in games until the recent explosion of the indie scene. We have formed Tangentlemen to take some creative risks and trust our belief that there is an audience who want fun experiences that don’t fall comfortably inside predefined marketing boxes.” Says Co-Creative Director Toby Gard.
“At Tangentlemen, we see each creative dilemma – no matter how challenging as a dance with the devil, so to say. We live for those challenges. By relying on our collective experience, mutual respect, and off-kilter personalities, we’re able to twerk it out into new exciting thematic territory.” said game industry veteran Cory Davis, the Tangentlemen Co -Creative Director. “Our solutions are not what you’d expect. They’re often weird, or even absurd, with strong gestures that challenge the status quo. Our games are extreme in their thematic, narrative, and mechanical design. I seriously can’t wait to tell you exactly what we’re up to right now!
Currently, Tangentlemen is in concept phase for their first project, an existential, surreal horror trip with a working title Daedalus, with no confirmed platforms or release dates. We’ll have more for you on this studio and whatever it is that they choose to come up with, so stay tuned.