DJ Hero, Chime and Geometry Wars Developers Team Up
A number of veteran music game developers have teamed up to form a new studio: Echo Peak. Led by the creative duo behind the critically acclaimed Chime - Game Director Ciaran Walsh and Creative Director Ste Curran - partnered with Tenshi Ventures and former Zoe Mode Studio Head Ed Daly, this fantasy music tag team includes talent from Doublesix (ex-Bizarre staffers), Freestyle Games and EA. Echo Peak will focus on creating "games for consoles and emerging digital platforms," and already have a collaboration with "a major global music star" in development. More after the break.
We are passionate about working with talent outside our industry in ways that are smarter, more interesting and more audience-focused than just plugging songs into well-worn templates. Our experience in music games led us to this point, and music seems a natural place to start -- bringing these two worlds closer makes so much sense -- which is why we're working with leading artists and labels to develop a number of concepts. - Ciaran Walsh
Echo Peak's first title, "a collaboration with a major global music star," is in development now. We'll keep you posted.