Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Gardens, a new video game development studio founded by developers behind games such as What Remains of Edith Finch and Journey, has been announced.
Co-founders Chris Bell, Stephen Bell, and Lexie Dostal made the official announcement today, with Gardens operating as an entirely “remote-first studio”, and based in Portland and Los Angeles.
“With Gardens, we wanted to create a studio that cares as much about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of its team members as we do the craftsmanship of the games we create together,” said Bell. “Our top priority is making sure our teammates enjoy their lives and are given the tools and resources to grow while creating compelling, well-crafted, thoughtful games that cultivate novel shared experiences between players online.”
The developer is aiming to create “vibrant online games” that help to foster relationships and creating meaningful moments between players around the world. The studio's current team consists of developers that have worked on Spider-Man, Skyrim, Fallout, Ashen, and more. The team's first game, which is currently unnamed, will see players “crossing paths in a mysterious and magical world”.
“Players will find themselves crossing paths in a shapeshifting, unpredictable wilderness filled with mystery and magic, featuring a timeless visual direction and tactile multiplayer play,” reads the official description.
Today @GardensDevs is excited to tease the new online game we’re creating, and unveil more about our incredible team. 🌳https://t.co/XAe8EaJDr6 for more info. We’re hiring! pic.twitter.com/ksMnSqZ0qT— 🌳 Chris Bell 🔔🌳 (he/him) (@GardensChris) February 2, 2022
Today @GardensDevs is excited to tease the new online game we’re creating, and unveil more about our incredible team. 🌳https://t.co/XAe8EaJDr6 for more info. We’re hiring! pic.twitter.com/ksMnSqZ0qT