BioShock Studio Hiring for New Mystery Project
After last year's heartbreaking news that Irrational Games was closing, co-founder Ken Levine and the remnants of his team are finally working on a new project.
Polygon reports that Gamasutra has posted a new job listing for a senior programmer to join Irrational Games to work on their next project. In February 2014, Ken Levine announced that Irrational Games would be winding down tremendously. This led to over 75 layoffs throughout the studio, with Levine and about a dozen employees remaining on the roster. For those who don't know, Irrational Games was the studio that developed BioShock and BioShock Infinite. Levine and his team are looking for someone competent with Unreal Engine 3 and 4, as well as AI skills. In particular, Irrational is looking for someone who can "design, schedule, document and develop AI behavior and systems."
While not much is known about Irrational's next project, Levine has been vocal about his frustrations in the lack of choices players can make in modern games, where the player's actions are simply going through the motions of letting a predetermined story unfold as opposed to telling a story with your actions.
In Nov. 2014, Day For Night Games, which is comprised of many former Irrational Games members, launched a Kickstarter campaign for its magical and theatrical debut title, The Black Glove. Unfortunately, The Black Glove's Kickstarter campaign didn't even meet half of its $550,000 campaign goal.
Whatever Irrational Games is up to, we're sure we're in for something amazing with Levine at the helm.