While Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami are known for creating Shadows of the Damned, Massimo Guarini – the game’s director – is… in the shadows. Guarini left Grasshopper Manufacture after completing Shadows of the Damned and started an independent studio in Italy called Ovosonico.
Guarini says he’s working on his first title and gave a vague statement about it.
“All I can say is that I want to craft memorable experiences. There is so much more to be explored besides throw-away iPhone games and 40-hour long traditional productions. I think the best way for us to achieve our vision is to provide a rich emotional experience packaged in a movie-length time frame, and possibly sold at a reasonable price”.
Ovosonico’s title will be a new IP and is very early in development. In fact, they studio is still looking for a senior game designer and programmers.