The developer People Can Fly has become more of a main stream name with its work on Bulletstorm and its current development of Gears of War: Judgement. What many may not know is that the founders of People Can Fly, Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki, left last year and opened a new studio called The Astronauts. Their first title, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, has been announced on their website with a short (gorgeous) teaser trailer (that should be watched in 1080p), a single screenshot, and some more information about the formation of their studio and the game itself.

“There are lots of great things about the big world of AAA games, but there’s even more appeal to us in making games that feel and are personal, and where the only censors are the creators and the public. We want to make games which we are 100% responsible for.” They wrote, to give some context as to why they left People Can Fly, [b]y starting The Astronauts we went back to the way we were ten years ago, when we were making Painkiller and were doing it completely our way. The game that we’re making right now could not be more different, but the studio spirit seems to be exactly the same.”

The idea of wanting to to do something new and interesting is nothing new to many developers who have left bigger companies to start their own studios but just how different The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from their past work is very intriguing. A detective with supernatural powers trying to find a young kidnapped boy in a beautiful rural setting. That is the kind of fresh idea we need in our sequel obsessed industry.


Source: Astronauts

Via: Joystiq


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