LittleBigPlanet Vita dev displays Hunger for new IP

Credit: Tarsier Studios
LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developer Tarsier Studios is working on a new intellectual property and game called "Hunger," which the Swedish studio describes as a 3D action-adventure with elements of stealth and exploration. Tarsier announced the news at the Nordic Game Conference today, where it was awarded 500,000 Danish Kroner (around $91,850 dollars) in supportive funding from the Nordic Game Program.

There's no word on platforms, but Tarsier did sign a first-party deal with Sony back in 2010 on an unannounced project. Also, today's press release notes the studio is "working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment," although that's not specified as relating to Hunger.

Whatever the platforms, Tarsier's concept art and synopsis for its new IP has our interest piqued. Hunger centers on a young girl called Six who's kidnapped and forced to work in The Maw - no, not the purple alien, but a "surreal underwater resort catering to the whims of the powerful elite." We wonder if there's an element of the classic British TV series The Prisoner in there, since Hunger also has a Six trying to escape from a super-weird retreat.

Anyway, as soon as we get more information, information, information. we'll let you know.
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Tarsier Studios Secures Nordic Game
Program Funding For New IP
Award­winning PS Vita developer returns to creating a brand new IP after LittleBigPlanet
Vita and almost a decade without revealing original IPs.

Malmö, Sweden. May 21st 2014. Tarsier Studios has been awarded 500.000 Danish Kroner (67.
000 EUR) in development support from the Nordic Game Program for the concept of their new
IP 'Hunger' (working title) during the Nordic Game Conference 2014 in Malmö, Sweden.

'Hunger' is a third­person 3D action adventure game with stealth and exploration elements. A
nine­year old girl named Six is kidnapped from her home and taken to work in The Maw ­ a
surreal underwater resort catering to the whims of the powerful elite. When an unexpected twist
of fate offers her a chance at freedom, Six takes a journey through the bizarre and unpredictable
world of The Maw, and catches a glimpse at the corrupt heart of modern happiness.

Best known for LittleBigPlanet Vita, Tarsier Studios is thrilled to receive the opportunity to present an original IP since captivating gamers around the world with their concept 'The City of
Metronome' almost a decade ago in 2005.

"This is not only a huge vote of confidence from the Nordic Game Program expert group," says
CEO Ola Holmdahl. "The grant enables us to explore an idea we are deeply passionate about.
Hunger holds fantastic potential, and our job now is to harness that promise into a great

Tarsier Studios
Tarsier Studios is an independent game development company founded in 2006 and based in
Malmö, Sweden. Best known for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and work on LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2,
Tarsier originally grabbed the world's attention in 2005 with our 'The City of Metronome' concept.
The studio currently employs 40 people and is working closely with Sony Computer

This article was originally published on Joystiq.