The first teaser of Somerville is online. The interesting thing about this game is how it came to originate. Dino Patti is creating this game, who left Playdead, the game studio he co-founded in 2006 to “seek new challenges.” Patti then partnered with animator Chris Olsen and the two have formed a brand-new studio called Jumpship.
Chris Olsen has a background of VFX artist. He has worked on the popular movies such as Edge of Tomorrow and Avengers: Age of Ultron on animation and per-visualisation work. He started working on Somerville as a side project in 2014.
Talking about the game, Patty says “On the surface the game is eye-catching, and just beneath that it has that certain mood and emotional hook that I really enjoy. For me many aspects of this have been very refreshing compared to what I’ve been used to.”
Somerville is described as “a sci-fi action adventure that chronicles the lives of key individuals in the wake of a global catastrophe.” Watch the teaser by clicking on the video above.