Unity Co-Founder Opens New Mobile Studio - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 April 2013 / 1,829 Views

Nicholas Francis, a co-founder at Unity, has announced he has opened up a new mobile gaming studio, called Framebunker. Unity creative director Charles Hinshaw is joining the team.The studio aims to bring games to tablets that are worth playing for 20 years.

"Tablets have become the platform of choice for many gamers, but the vast majority of tablet games are still utterly forgettable," said Francis in a statement. "They may be fun, but they aren’t the kind of games that will be worth re-playing in 20 years. At Framebunker, our mission is to deliver the kind of unforgettable experiences that tablet gamers deserve."

The turn-based tactics game Static Sky is the studios first title and it will be released for tablets. The title is due out in early 2014. The title is suppose to be a mix of Bladerunner, Diablo, and XCOM.

"The decision to set Static Sky in a cyberpunk world has allowed us to explore some interesting design ideas that really move the game beyond simple 'tap to kill' mechanics," said Hinshaw. "The player can, for example, hack to manipulate the underlying logic of the game, effectively rewiring the world, which is something gamers have not experience before in a tactical shooter."

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