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Gone Home co-creator starts new studio Dim Bulb Games


Johnnemann Nordhagen, co-founder of the Fullbright Company and co-creator of the award-winning indie title Gone Home, has established a new development studio called Dim Bulb Games.

Dim Bulb Games (which is, amusingly, opposed to Fullbright), will be based in San Francisco and will continue to push the video game medium. While currently being the sole team member, Nordhagen will announce collaborators that he’ll be working with in the coming weeks and months.

Speaking with Polygon, Nordhagen said: ”Gone Home was a fabulous experience to work on, and it was also critically and commercially successful, which gave me the opportunity to try some new things, and work on some stuff that I wanted to pursue. Starting a new studio gives me the opportunity to do that.”

“There are a few more ducks to get in a row, ideas to test out and discard or fix, and friends to recruit,” he wrote “But I think that what I eventually have to share will be pretty exciting! It’s really hard to wait, I’m so excited.”

Nordhagen started off as a developer at Sony Computer Entertainment America and 2K Games, where he worked on BioShock 2 and the Minerva’s Den DLC with Karla Zimonja and Steve Gaynor, his fellow Fullbright co-founders. With the Fullbright Company, he created the critically acclaimed, first-person exploration game Gone Home.

For the moment Nordhagen is not ready to divulge any details on the possible projects that he is planning to work on, but his new studio will be focused on “exploring the outer edges of what games can be”. Sounds great, we can’t wait to hear more about his studio!