SOMETHING LIKE A FUNOMENA: FORMER THATGAMECOMPANY DEVS FORM NEW STUDIO


10.16.2012

Brandon Boyer

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Super interesting news from Robin Hunicke — formerly designer and producer on games like Boom Blox, Journey and Glitch — and Martin ‘Pizzacity‘ Middleton, who joined thatgamecompany in 2006 to work on the PS3 port of flOw before creating much of the underlying technology of both Flower and Journey, as both have announced the foundation of Funomena, a new San Francisco based indie studio.

The duo have also announced that they’ll be collaborating with a number of TGC alum & friends including Journey and Monaco composer Austin Wintory, former thatgamecompany art director Matt Nava, and SuperBetter design director and San Francisco Global Game Jam organizer Chelsea Howe for their upcoming projects.

While there’s no formal announcement of their first project, Hunicke has hinted that they’ll be working with a non-profit on a game involving the use of pedometers, in an effort to tackle issues like childhood obesity — keep an eye on the Funomena blog to see more as the project takes shape.