Henry Hatsworth devs form independent studio

Henry Hatsworth devs form independent studio
Michael French

By Michael French

March 25th 2009 at 12:43AM

GDC 09: EA Tiburon staff spin out studio just days after DS title is released

Undoubtedly, one of the surprise DS titles of the season is EA Tiburon's Henry Hatsworth & The Puzzling Adventure.

 

Although easy to mistake for a Professor Layton knock-off, the platformer-cum-puzzler has been gaining positive reviews having only been available globally for a matter of days.

So you'd think EA would be keen to keep the staff on board? Perhaps not - the team has announced at GDC the formation of DreamRift, a new independent studio.

Hatsworth lead designer Pete Ong and lead programmer Ryan Pijai have formed the team, joined by a number of unnamed staff that have worked on games including Dementium: The Ward and Tony Hawk's Project 8.