The ocean can be a difficult setting for games. Some, like SOMA or Depth, embrace the horror of the unexplored, while others, like Subnautica, emphasize the survival aspects of being underwater. But Abzu, Giant Squid’s new game for the PC and PS4, frames the ocean’s unknown depths as a place of life, beauty, and…
Giant Squid brought a new trailer for Abzu to E3 2016, but it didn’t get a lot of attention. That’s too bad, because from the trailer, it looks like Abzu is going to be gorgeous, thoughtful, and immersive.
As unique as they are, the most striking thing about games like Flower and Journey may be their art styles. Now Matt Nava, the art director on both titles, has departed thatgamecompany to form his own development house, Giant Squid Studios, with the Los Angeles-based film and TV studio Ink Factory.