Four of Telltale's most senior former developers have announced their forming a brand new studio, named Adhoc Games, and among them are Dennis Lenart and Nick Herman, former creative directors at the company.
The new studio also has Pierre Shorette, who was director of writing at Telltale, and Michael Choung, who was lead writer. The four have wasted no time announcing their first project under Adhoc Games, teasing an "interactive narrative" along the lines of the recent Black Mirror special on Netflix.
Speaking to Varity, they said;
It feels like we’re at the precipice of a big shift in how we consume media where the lines between film, television and games are starting to blur, with streaming platforms in our homes and cell phones in our pockets we’re in this unique time where the barrier to entry to interaction is gone. So as a group of people whose expertise and experience has come from making Interactive Narrative that sits in that space between, we feel now is the perfect time to form a studio that focuses on creating content for a new space.
So interactive experiences with live-action acting seems to be the niche they're aiming for, hopefully the technology has come on a long way since the Sega CD days (Night Trap, anyone?) but it's great to see new things emerging.
Whether the team will be developing games for consoles or exploring exclusively new platforms such as Netflix remains to be seen. Stay tuned to GameFront for more from the new studio as it happens.