Former Hitman devs reveal new casual title

Former Hitman devs reveal new casual title
Michael French

By Michael French

January 2nd 2008 at 2:58PM

The Game Equation releases Deep Blue Sea

Two developers formerly of Hitman studio IO Interactive have founded a new casual games studio and today released their first title.

The Game Equation was formed last year - the team's first game is Deep Blue Sea, released for PC and Mac.

'High-end casual games' are to be the studio's primary focus. The studio has also produced another title, called Constelations.

"After working on top-rated shooters for years, we were ready to work in a smaller company and make smaller games. We started to notice how people with our background were making top hits in the casual games industry," explains Brian Meidell, co-owner of the Copenhagen based company, The Game Equation. "The shorter product cycles and smaller company setting was exactly what we wanted. These are games that remind us of the ones we played when growing up," he smiles.

"We studied the different options, and decided on the match-3 genre for Deep Blue Sea,” explains Bo Cordes, co-owner of The Game Equation. “Our goal was to apply our knowledge and experience towards creating a casual game with totally smooth and responsive gameplay or, 'tight' gameplay as we call it." Deep Blue Sea’s initial sales and feedback indicate that they have accomplished just that.