Former Team Bondi developers Alex Carlyle and Kelly Baigent for Intuitive Game Studios, a Sydney-based indie. There's no word yet on what the studio is working on, but Carlyle intends to build his initial team using contractors.
It's been a long, hard road for Team Bondi, the Australian game developer that worked for six years on the critically acclaimed commercial near miss L.A. Noire. Sources claim that the studio has finally reached the end of the road, laid off by production…
L.A. Noire's characters are intensely detailed and strikingly lifelike, but if you dial back the game's polish a bit for a look at how the characters were created, you'll see that they came very close to being eerie and unsettling.
L.A. Noire lead programmer Dave Heironymous has reached out to the IGDA with a letter responding to allegations raised by unnamed former Team Bondi staffers of unfair working conditions during development.
Team Bondi may have garnered critical acclaim for L.A. Noire, but the Sydney-based developer has also garnered a sweatshop-like reputation, and Rockstar will no longer publish games from the developer.
L.A. Noire presents a beautiful, innovative and overwhelmingly atmospheric re-jiggering of the adventure game genre, one dripping with the sense of style that fans have come to expect from Rockstar releases.
While we all know Los Angeles to be among the most civilized, crime-free and cleanest cities in the world, but it wasn’t always the culturally rich town that it is today. Rockstar hopes to recreate those forgotten days when violence and corruption were…