Former Playdead CEO co-founds new studio Jumpship, announces first project Somerville

Watch a short teaser trailer for the project.

Somerville

Dino Patti, the former CEO and co-founder of Limbo and Inside developer Playdead, and Chris Olsen, an animator and previsualization artist based in the U.K., have founded Jumpship, an independent game studio based in Guildford, and announced Somerville, the studio’s first game.

Jumpship is currently building a team of experienced developers to work on Somerville. Its job listings include a gameplay designer, generalist programmer, character controller programmer, and character animator.

Somerville began work as a personal side project for Olsen in 2014, and by 2016, he had built a proof of concept trailer, playable prototype, a small online presence from documenting the development process. Further details about the game were not shared, but a short teaser trailer was. Watch that below.

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