The lights are on
Jane Jensen and composer Robert Holmes announced today the formation of Pinkerton Road, a new studio focusing on creating adventure games. Both Jensen and Holmes have been in the games industry for over 20 years, and most notably worked on the Gabriel Knight PC series.
Throughout the next year, three games will be funded through "community supported" efforts. The games being considered for the group's first project are Gray Matter 2, Moebius, and Anglophile Adventure. The Kickstarter has a pledge goal of $300,000 and outlines what you can expect to see.
"I've wanted to return to adventure game development for years, and now is exactly the right time," Jensen said in a press release. "The casual game market is ready for meatier fare and the hardcore audience is nostalgic for games like these. Plus, tablet use is exploding, which gives us access to a brand new audience of e-book readers -- an ideal target for story-based games."
"Forming Pinkerton Road means retaining control of my ideas and ensuring my games' quality all the way through development. At this point in my career, this level of involvement is very important to me, and I know it will enable me to get my best work out to my fans."
Pinkterton Road is aiming to create titles for PC and tablets.