Former Telltale, Mark of the Ninja devs found new studio Campo Santo

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2013 12:00pm PDT

A group of developers, including designers from The Walking Dead and Mark of the Ninja, have banded together to create a new gaming studio. The newly-formed Campo Santo will be based out of San Francisco, CA, with at least one title already confirmed to be in development.

Campo Santo's starting lineup is Telltale veterans Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman, who were lead writers and designers on The Walking Dead, Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson, and celebrated movie poster artist Olly Moss.

"As we talk to our friends and industry colleagues about 'doing something indie' with us, there's a shared pragmatism informed by years in the industry that melds with the lingering youthful enthusiasm that got us into games to begin with," Vanaman writes on the developer's blog. "Some of us want to tell stories, some of us want to build systems, and some of us want to create beautiful looking worlds, but we all want to make something."

Campo Santo's first title will be a collaboration with Portland-based app maker, Panic Inc. No word on when their first game will be released... or even what it's called, but it will be coming to PC, Mac, and Linux.

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