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Narrative games studio begins next chapter with key hires of Steve Kniebihly, Ronald De Feijter and Charu Desodt.
13th December 2017. London, UK.
Interior Night, the recently formed studio dedicated to creating innovative and accessible narrative games, today announces the addition of 3 new senior staff:
- Steve Kniebihly joins as Cinematic Director, with a track record that spans high profile titles like ‘Heavy Rain’, ‘Beyond - Two Souls’, ‘The Witcher 3 – Blood and Wine’ and most recently ‘Planet of the Apes – New Frontier’.
- Ronald De Feijter joins as Technical Director, from Sony where he led gameplay on ‘Eye Pet’, ‘Wonderbook; Book of Spells’ and PlayStation ‘VR Worlds’.
- Charu Desodt joins as Production Director. An experienced producer of social and AR games including Sony’s ‘SingStar’ and ‘Wonderbook: Book of Spells’, Charu was also a 2014 Breakthrough Brit winner.
Founder and Creative Director Caroline Marchal said, “I’m delighted to have Steve, Ronald and Charu join the team. In addition to being super nice and amazing to work with, they are experts in narrative and social games. They are the right people to help Interior Night fulfil its ambition.”
Interior Night is developing narrative games aimed at a mature TV audience – people who love shows like Breaking Bad or Fargo but who are not necessarily gamers. The studio aims to craft broad experiences where people forget about the mechanics to focus on the characters and the story for maximum emotional impact.
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