Good Universe and Campo Santo are developing a Firewatch movie

Firewatch will become a multimedia brand through projects that 'bridge both the video game and feature film worlds.'


According to Hollywood Reporter, developer Campo Santo will team with Good Universe to develop a feature film based on its Firewatch adventure game.

"When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories," said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman. "It's rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can't wait to see what we make together."

Campo Santo and Good Universe will work together on numerous Firewatch projects, the first of which is the feature film. No specifics related to subsequent projects were given.

Released this February, Firewatch is a first-person adventure set in in a wilderness pocket of Wyoming. Players control a firefighter named Henry and communicate with his supervisor via a walkie-talkie. The game has sold over 1 million copies and received high marks from critics.

"Even if the abrupt, unfulfilling ending doesn’t completely tie the experience together, I’ll still remember plenty of the funny and heart wrenching moments between Henry and Delilah that I had the pleasure of eavesdropping on," wrote Shacknews editor Josh Hawkins in his review. "The game’s world, and its brilliantly crafted ensemble of characters is more than enough to leave me with a warm feeling deep in my heart, even if it isn’t a fully-developed flame, for Firewatch."

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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