Best known for her work on Joystiq's 2007 Game of the Year
, Valve's Kim Swift is reportedly leaving her current position for Dark Void
developer Airtight Games. According to Develop
, she'll be heading up a team of developers working on a "new, unnamed project" for the US-based company. Airtight prez Jim Deal says that he's "thrilled to work with Kim," and that "her addition to the team represents a strategic move ... into new and broader gaming markets."
Swift's team will be tasked with creating "games aimed at a more diverse audience" -- a challenge Swift appears ready to handle. "I've learned so much and had some amazing experiences at Valve, but when I heard I had the opportunity to work on innovative titles with my friends over at Airtight, I couldn't pass it up." And now we wait (and hope
) for the puzzle-based air combat game that's sure to come of this partnership.