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The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick director joins Indiana Jones staff

Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness director Jens Andersson has joined MachineGames to steer design on its Indiana Jones recreation, he’s confirmed to VGC.

Andersson will act as design director on the title and work in parallel with inventive director Axel Torvenius, who was beforehand artwork director for the Wolfenstein video games.

The design director can be acquainted with his new colleagues, as like many on the Uppsala studio, he beforehand labored at Starbreeze. Andersson additionally contributed to a lot of MachineGames’ earlier titles as a contract designer.

In whole, greater than 20 builders who labored on 2007’s The Darkness are on the Indiana Jones staff, VGC understands.

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As well as, Andersson spent a number of years at LucasArts round a decade in the past, the place he was initially employed to work on one other cancelled Indiana Jones recreation.

Since leaving LucasArts, Andersson created the BAFTA-winning indie recreation Yoku’s Island Categorical and Change artwork title Colours Reside.

“I’ve now taken the subsequent massive step, which is to affix MachineGames as Design Director on Indiana Jones,” he stated in a press release.

“That is additionally redemption. After I went accepted the provide to go to San Francisco in 2009, it was to steer the design on an Indiana Jones recreation, however that recreation acquired cancelled earlier than I even acquired there.

“Now, I get an opportunity to do what I unique hoped to, however this time with I get to do it with a few of my oldest and finest buddies. Becoming a member of MachineGames is like coming residence – wonderful individuals I labored with throughout Riddick and Darkness, but in addition teeming with new ones, whose expertise each day blow me away.”

He added: “I’m so enthusiastic about what we’re constructing, and the best way get to do it – that includes certainly one of most iconic characters ever, in collaboration with my buddies at Lucasfilm (hello Craig!), revealed by one the largest publishers on this planet, and doing it at a tremendous studio like MachineGames.”

“This can be one thing very particular.”

Introduced in January 2021, the Indiana Jones recreation will inform an unique, standalone story set on the peak of the famed adventurer’s profession, in accordance with Xbox Bethesda-owned MachineGames.

Earlier this week, Bethesda’s Todd Howard stated the Indiana Jones recreation is a “distinctive” style mash-up.

The Darkness, Chronicles of Riddick director joins Indiana Jones team

Howard, who’s serving as government producer on the sport, was requested if it should have an motion journey aspect to it throughout an interview with the Lex Fridman podcast.

“I might simply say it’s a mash-up,” he responded. “It’s a distinctive, it isn’t one factor deliberately, so it does quite a lot of various things”.

He stated Wolfenstein developer MachineGames is “the proper match for this recreation, with storytelling and the way they file it”, and that the studio is “doing an unimaginable job”.

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