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Shadows of the Damned director teases 'movie-length' new game from new studio [update]


After revealing his new studio, Ovosonico, last summer, Shadows of the Damned director Massimo Guarini is ready to start teasing its first project. The game is described as "a rich emotional experience packaged in a movie-length time frame" – but it's still in a "very early prototype stage."

The announcement derided "throw-away iPhone games and 40-hour long traditional productions," and noted that the studio is exploring "a reasonable price" for its first game. No platforms or launch windows or themes or ... well, much of anything else was revealed, but Ovosonico encouraged interested parties to keep an eye on its Twitter and Facebook pages for upcoming news.

Update: We spoke with Massimo Guarini via email this afternoon for more info on the mystery project. He told us, "The game will deal with unusual subjects, something definitely unexplored in a teenage-driven market," before he added, "I can guarantee that you'll find lots of crazy ideas, strong emotions, original settings, [and an] unconventional approach to gameplay and storytelling." Beyond that, he wouldn't budge on game details.

Guarini also hinted at digital distribution for the title, though he said, "We're not targeting iOS/mobile or freemium models right now. If we do it, we will focus on product quality, not on ensnaring people with addictive tricks." He said we'll likely see more from the still totally ambiguous project this August.

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"Shadows of the Damned" Director's Studio Working on Something New and Emotionally Challenging

Milan, 22nd May, 2012 – Ovosonico is proud to announce that we are starting preliminary work on our first title as an independent studio.

The project, currently in its very early prototype stage, will be written and directed by former Grasshopper Manufacture and "Shadows of the Damned" director Massimo Guarini.

"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".

In the current climate of change, Ovosonico is thrilled to be able to contribute to the growth of our industry with much needed new IPs and fresh, original ideas.
Although not much more can be disclosed at this stage, you can follow @ovosonico on twitter or become a fan on Facebook for further future announcements.

About Ovosonico
Ovosonico is the new games and music production company founded by industry veteran and former Grasshopper Manufacture Director Massimo Guarini.

Ovosonico designs and develops original, unconventional and artistically crafted Video Games with strong focus on emotions and wide appeal.

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