Chucklefish Games, the indie studio behind the intergalactic sandbox adventure game Starbound, has just announced on their website that they’re in beginning stages of developing their second title.
The nameless project is scheduled to be produced alongside Starbound with a different development team which the company intends on building up. The studio is open to accepting applications from developers interested in joining the team. They’re seeking primarily UK based devs so if you’re a local designer this is a great opportunity to help jump start your career in the gaming business.
In the blog statement, developer Finn ‘Tiy’ Brice indicated that he would be working hands-on with the new dev team during the development process to help guide them in the appropriate direction design wise. “At the moment we’re still in the stage where we’re kicking around ideas, one that keeps popping up is a top down, open world, multiplayer pirate game,” he wrote.
For those unfamiliar with the company and their work, Chucklefish Games is an independent game studio based in the UK that developed the 2D game Starbound. Available on Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux with PlayStation Vita launch expected, the game made a lot of buzz last year by winning the Indie Game Magazine’s Most Anticipated Game of 2013 award with a nomination win for Indie of the Year as well.
In Starbound players step into the role of a law abiding citizen from the race and planet of their choice that must flee their home planet but during the shuttle take off the ship malfunctions leaving the character irrevocably lost. Players assist their unlucky hero as he explores the great unknowns of the universe tele-porting down to various planets in search of a home. The game incorporates a balance mix of quests and story driven missions that users can choose to tackle within the massive sandbox galaxy. The game has received record acclaim for its creative gameplay and retro design style.
Starbound is currently in beta since its launch in December 2013, the game’s final release will feature advanced end game content with an improved mod support and server security.
If you’re interested in learning more about the project or would like to apply, you can visit their website.