Animation house Titmouse opens game studio

Animation house Titmouse opens game studio
Michael French

By Michael French

March 19th 2009 at 11:12AM

Team behind Afro Samurai and Metalocalypse anime already working on new IP RPG title

American animation studio Titmouse has announced the formation of a games development division.

The company, notable for its work on the Afro Samurai and Metalocalypse series, is already working on a new RPG IP, called Seven Haunted Seas.

The title is described as 'a mixture of steam-punk and graphic novel-like artwork'.

Titmouse games is exploring both options with publishers and digital distribution deals.

The firm has hired Aaron Habibipour as its new creative director for Titmouse Games. He spent the last eight years working with games such as  Guitar Hero, Darkwatch and Gun.

“Titmouse Animation is the worst kept secret in the industry, and we always felt that our super-geek cred and weirdo-but-accessible vibe would apply to the video game world,” said Keith Fay, VP and creative producer for Titmouse Inc.

“Aaron is a big, twisted metal-head geek, and he has the experience and the chops to bring a certain juicy deviance to the Titmouse universe.”

“Despite the gloomy outlook of your Earth’s economy, here on planet Titmouse we have never been busier,” added Titmouse Inc., executive producer Chris Prynoski.

“We have always been about groovy stories and unique characters, and launching Titmouse Games has allowed us to focus our tasty creativity lasers onto a whole new pleasure center of the human brain.”