The Stanley Parable Co-Creator Opens New Studio; First Game Announcement Coming Soon
Coming off the success of The Stanley Parable in 2013, co-creator William Pugh is following up the bold and quirky narrative-based title with new work at a brand new studio to create indie games.
Developer Pugh revealed the formation of Crows, Crows, Crows, a new indie studio spearheaded by Pugh and including a variety of creative minds and members across the team, including composer Grant Kirkhope, who previously worked on numerous games with Rare such as Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, and more recently has worked on titles such as Civilization: Beyond Earth and Yooka-Laylee.
Specifically, Pugh supplied a “poetic” statement to GamesIndustry.biz – that’s actually a literal statement, as he supplied it in the form of a poem:
“I’d like to announce a new place that makes stuff,
sometimes polished, but around the edges rough,
we’re going to be announcing our first game soon,
so god have a bit of patience you big baboon.
Our studio’s got Jack who made Castles in the Sky,
Dominik Johann who’s better at art than I,
Sean O’Dowd with Andrew Roper too
Don’t forget ME!! WILLIAM PUGH!!!!
(Also Andreas Jorgensen and GRANT KIRKHOPE!!!)”
Pugh mentioned that the official reveal of the first game from Crows, Crows, Crows will be coming soon, though no other details or official word has been confirmed at this time.