Magazine article Screen International

Annapurna Interactive Launches to Produce, Publish Video Games

Magazine article Screen International

Annapurna Interactive Launches to Produce, Publish Video Games

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Annapurna Interactive will focus on developing "personal, emotional, and original games that push the boundaries of interactive content and encourage artists to bring new visions to the medium."

The company is lining up to publish two games in spring: Jason Roberts' Gorogoa is a hand-illustrated story suspended inside a puzzle that requires the player to move panels on a grid as though arranging framed drawings on a wall.

What Remains Of Edith Finch, developed by Giant Sparrow, is a playable collection of short stories, each with different artistic styles and gameplay centred on the cursed Finch family.

Annapurna Interactive will also release games from acclaimed industry talents including San Francisco-based developer Funomena and creative director Keita Takahashi, creator of the Katamari Damacy franchise, and Mountains, which is led by Ken Wong, best known for his work on Monument Valley.

Leading the new company will be a team of game veterans whose credits include Journey, God Of War, Mortal Kombat, and Fat Princess. …

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