Annapurna, an independent media production company known for producing award-winning video games and movies, is forming an in-house game development studio to create its own projects.
The company already runs a publishing business that started in 2016, named Annapurna Interactive, and it is responsible for helping to raise and market some of the most popular indie games of the past decade.These include Remnants of Edith Finch, Kentucky Zero Linewith Outfieldand many more.
The company’s film company, Annapurna Pictures, is better known, and its films produced in collaboration with other film companies have won numerous Oscar nominations and awards. her, American Hustlewith Zero dark thirty. Now Annapurna hopes to make her own games through a brand new in-house studio.
Annapurna Interactive President Nathan Gary (Nathan Gary) said in a statement: “It is a great honor to work with some of the most talented independent game creators in the world.” “Many of us come from internal development backgrounds. , And excited to include it in the development of Annapurna Interactive. We can’t wait to share what’s coming, everything is possible.” The new studio will be located in Los Angeles, and Annapurna is currently hiring A new unnamed project that will be open to game directors and senior producers.
This shift represents a clear trend in game development, where internal production projects are sometimes more financially viable, rather than externally raising funds for profit, and then marketing them on various platforms that can be used for games Machines, PCs, mobile devices, now cloud games and subscription services. Although what kind of game Annapurna intends to make is still a mystery, and it looks like it may not complete its first project in a while.