Introversion making game with Channel 4
One it could never afford to make itself.
Independent UK developer Introversion has begun working on a new game funded by Channel 4.
The game, Chronometer, has just finished pre-production. And although there is no word on what exactly it is, designer Chris Delay talks of it being one of Introversion's long-standing ideas that has "been edited and revised and updated more times than any other".
"It's always been clear to us that it's not a project we could ever afford to make ourselves," revealed Delay on the Introversion blog. "So the project sat there in [the vaults] all this time, a fascinating thought experiment in ambitious game design and nothing more, until Channel 4 approached Introversion and asked us if we had any game ideas we'd like funding for."
Delay goes on to tell us that Chronometer now has "scripts, pictures, maps, flow charts, production plans, budgets, the whole lot", but that the green light for full production is still uncertain.
"Channel 4 funded an exploratory pre-production phase of three months work, which we have now almost completed," he added.
"Ultimately we don't know for certain if Chronometer will be going into full production - the conditions would have to be right for Introversion and for Channel 4, although they've been fantastic to work with during pre-production."
Introversion is the talented studio behind acclaimed games such as Darwinia and Defcon.
Currently it's hard at work on getting the multiplayer Multiwinia up to speed before its launch later this year. Pop over to our Multiwinia gamepage for more.