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Silicon Knights bags more gov investment

Denis Dyack raking it in for new game.

Too Human developer Silicon Knights has been given a further $4 million by the Canadian government to help produce a new and unannounced game.

The investment will help create around 65 long-term jobs. As to what the game will be, studio boss Denis Dyack isn't ready to say.

"In our industry, you have to be very careful never to announce anything until the right time. We can only say it's a next generation title and a high production value game," Dyack told The Welland Tribune (via GamesIndustry.biz).

"That's all we can say."

But that's not all that has been said. Way back in 2005, SEGA signed a publishing deal with Silicon Knights for what would now be called a current-generation game. Nothing more has been heard, but presumably the deal still stands.

In early 2008, Silicon Knights was granted 300,000 Canadian dollars to kick-start work on a psychological action thriller. And later that year, in the summer, a market survey unearthed an action-adventure by SK called The Crucible: Evil Within.

Then, in July 2009, a press release from Canada Telefilm detailing the projects approved for government aid listed Siren in the Maelstrom by Silicon Knights.

There's been no mention of Too Human 2, despite previous promises of a Trilogy.

Silicon Knights released action RPG Too Human in late summer 2008, but an epic and pricey development sadly only produced a 6/10 game.

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