‘Firewatch’ art director Olly Moss now officially working for Valve. I hope this means they’re actually making a fucking game
Back in April, Valve snagged Firewatch developer Campo Santo. As an aside, that game fucking rules. But, things are even more interesting now. The art director behind the game, Olly Moss, has officially joined the company. What does this fucking mean? I have no goddamn idea! However, I hope it means they’re actually making a game.
I don’t know why, but I fucking hate the fact that Valve has bought Campo Santo. Maybe, it’s because they just seem like a BigFatCorporation that doesn’t do much stuff anymore, and Campo Santo seems like a sweet indie developer. That said, I hope every one of those developers got a nice fucking paycheck out of this. They deserve it.
Firewatch is an objectively awesome game. Campo Santo is an objectively awesome developer. So, I’m pretty excited for the follow up to the former by the latter. How is that for a fucking convoluted sequence of sentences? Eh!?
Because I am human garbage, I have not bought Firewatch. So I feel a bit like a fraud (for this, and many other things) being very excited about the news of its success. But I am very excited.
Oh dip! Looks like one of my more anticipated titles has finally gotten a release date (no, not futzing No Man’s Sky). Campo Santo has announced that Firewatch is dropping early next year.
I wrote about Firewatch a couple of months ago, particularly stoked with the talent behind it. The developer Campo Santo is comprised of Heads from Double Fine, Telltale, and 2K Marin. What a fucking group! Now the developer has dropped an official reveal trailer and…it seems fucking awesome. Hard as Shit to Explain, but fucking awesome. Totally gelling with my recent Lovecraft obsession, offering up a seemingly haunted, and uncomfortable woods to explore. And stuff.
Just watch the trailer.
There ain’t enough game developer supergroups. Probably because like ever game costs three-zillion dollars, and most developers are caged away at their respective companies. However, Camp Santo definitely is one. And their first game has been teased Just a lil’ taste. A sniff. A glance.