Following the impressive launch that was Journey to the Savage Planet from developer Typhoon Studios, it was no surprise at the time that Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment decided to acquire the Montreal studio. However, it baffled many to learn that the internal first-party network would be dismantled with industry veteran Jade Raymond at the top.
During the aftermath, it was quickly issued that the decision heavily affected Typhoon Studios. In that, patchwork for Journey to the Savage Planet grew difficult since Google was current owners of the IP, which did not allow the team to work on the game. Additionally, one report also noted that the closing at the time also withheld chances for a Journey to the Savage Planet sequel as well.
But in a new announcement on Wednesday, former Typhoon Studios has now been reformed into Raccoon Logic. In addition to the unveiling, the team also obtained the rights to Journey to the Savage Planet most excitingly.
We’re super excited to continue the work we started at Typhoon Studios, and build upon the Journey to the Savage Planet franchise in the future. We would like to thank our partners at Tencent, Google, and 505 for their support. We’re fortunate to have put together an amazing team, many of whom helped build Savage Planet, and we’ve added some great new talent as well.Reid Schneider, Raccoon Logic Studio Head
“We’re excited to be back in the indie space, making the games we truly believe in with an amazing new team,” Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director at Raccoon Logic adds. “The early investment from Tencent is a huge boost, meaning we can do significant work on our own before we start talking to publishers. We love systemic games, games with a sense of humor and a big heart, and games with strong flavours that get reactions from players. We’re going to keep pushing on those ideas and we’ll have something to show soon!”
More on now-Raccoon Logic’s Journey to the Savage Planet, Rectify Gaming sampled the game back at PAX West 2019 prior to its release. Gregory Dawes gave his experience to be “What I feel the game really delivers on is the whole co-op experience. […] Exploring with a friend really seems like it will be a blast and with upgrades applying for both of you, you won’t be left behind while your friend takes all the glory.” You can read the full feature by heading here.
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Source: Raccoon Logic