Gardens, a new game studio featuring some of the highest level AAA talent in the gaming industry, was revealed today. Gardens states that it focuses on the development of the collective and the health, happiness and well-being of its employees. The studio is hiring more talent to help build its first online game.
Co-founders Chris Bell, Lexie Dostal and Stephen Bell built the studio with the idea of creating a space that is “transparent, sustainable, inclusive and empowering,” according to a press release this morning. The studio consists of veterans who have worked on titles from Journeys, Skyrim, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and more. Bell said in a statement that the goal was to create a studio that cares about its employees as much as the games they make.
“With Gardens, we wanted to create a studio that cares as much about the health, happiness and well-being of our team members as we do crafting games that we create together. Our top priority is to make sure our teammates enjoy their lives and are given the tools and resources to develop and create compelling, well-crafted, thoughtful games. unique to cultivate novel experiences to be shared among online players. “
The studio is based in Portland and Los Angeles, although it is a completely secluded studio and is aiming to create “artistically crafted” worlds. After securing a seed round of funding last year, Gardens is hiring more talent to help create its first online game. According to the Gardens website, this is the goal of being a “shared fantasy adventure” inspired by the online games they’ve experienced.
“Our upcoming flagship game is a shared fantasy adventure inspired by some of our favorite memories of playing online games, especially those shared with us. Strangers. Players will find themselves crossing paths in an unpredictable wilderness, full of mystery and magic, featuring timeless visual orientation and tactile multiplayer.”
You can check out the concept art below, as well as go to the garden website for more information.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/a-new-studio-focused-on-collective-growth-gardens-announced-working-on-first-online-game-2000124251 A New Studio Focusing on Collective Growth, Gardens, Announced; Working on the first online game