Starbreeze concocting new IP with film director

Starbreeze Studios, which has its hands full with the Syndicate reboot, announced today that it is working on a new intellectual property. In collaboration with film director Josef Fares (pictured, right, with Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark) and The Story Lab AB, Starbreeze is currently developing the concept after being won over by a prototype. No release window was provided for the game.

Starbreeze is known for The Chronicles of Riddick games and The Darkness. Fares is known in Sweden for movies like Jalla! Jalla!, Kopps, Zozo and other stuff that isn't available on Netflix.
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UPPSALA, SWEDEN September 19, 2011. Today Starbreeze AB announced that they are developing a new IP together with award winning film director Josef Fares and The Story Lab AB.

"I love games, and I have been working on a games concept for quite some time. The more I worked with the concept, the more convinced I felt that this is a solid game idea" says Josef Fares. "Together with Story Lab we created a prototype that we presented to Starbreeze, and they instantly liked the concept."

"Just minutes into Josef's presentation we knew that this was a game that we wanted to develop, and we started to work on the concept the very same day" says Mikael Nermark, CEO Starbreeze.

Josef Fares became a household name in Sweden with the box office hit "Jalla! Jalla!" (2000), and since then has delivered blockbusters such as "Kopps" (2003), "Zozo" (2005) and "Farsan" (2010). Now Fares can add Game Designer to his CV.

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About Starbreeze
Starbreeze is a game developer based in Uppsala, Sweden. The company was founded in 1998, and has 90 employees. Previous games include Chronicle of Riddick, and The Darkness. The company is listed on Aktietorget and has about 5000 shareholders. For more information, visit

About The Story Lab
The Story Lab works with business innovation and service design for clients in both private and public sector as well as art & entertainment. In addition to consulting assignments The Story Lab's develop self-owned products within the area of storytelling, games and design. For more information visit

This article was originally published on Joystiq.