Pain developer rebrands as narrative-driven Deck Nine, to reveal new entry in acclaimed franchise at E3 2017

New title from a "leading AAA video game publisher."

Deck Nine Games

Idol Minds, developer of the PlayStation 3 title Pain, has rebranded as Deck Nine Games as the result of a shift in direction to focus on the creation of narrative-driven titles, and are “deep in development” on a new addition to a “critically acclaimed franchise” from a “leading AAA video game publisher,” more information on which will be revealed at E3 2017, the company announced.

Deck Nine has spent the past three years on the development of a toolset called “StoryForge,” which “provides unparalleled freedom” for Deck Nine’s writers, directors, and artists to tell stories.

“With the creation of our new, proprietary toolset StoryForge and the shift in studio focus, we are removing the shackles from our creative team and bringing together our two passions; meaningful storytelling and rich gameplay,” said Deck Nine vice president Jeff Litchford. “We’ve invested heavily in our staff of incredibly talented developers and in creating some truly remarkable tools. Our game will be announced at E3 this year where you’ll be able to see our efforts for yourself.”

Deck Nine president and CTO Mark Lyons added, “The studio has been focused on the creation of StoryForge for the last three years. We built StoryForge to give our writers, directors and cinematic artists and give them the tools they need to make deep, interactive, great looking games. We can’t wait to show what we have created with it.”

E3 2017 runs from June 13 to 15.

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