Team17 to publish 16-year-old’s Way to the Woods

Third-person adventure game inspired by Studio Ghibli.

Way to the Woods

Team17 will publish Way to the Woods, a third-person adventure game developed by 16-year-old Melbourne-based student and developer Anthony Tan and his self-founded Studio Happy Bee.

Way to the Woods puts players in the role of a deer and her fawn, who explore a strange world filled with surreal imagery. It draws on inspirations from Studio Ghibli and features a soundtrack by London-based musician and composer Jeremy Warmsley.

Anthony Tan first shared the game on Reddit last month, and it proceeded to make it to the website’s front page. Sean Murray, co-founder of No Man’s Sky studio Hello Games, also tweeted about it.

Find comments from Team17 and Anthony Tan below.

Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17

Way to the Woods is an absolutely beautiful, unique looking game and upon speaking with Anthony, we could not have been more impressed. He’s an incredibly mature person for his age with a very bright future ahead of him and it’s mind blowing what he’s achieved thus far. Team17 is helping nurture a number of studios around the world and I personally can’t wait to help Anthony achieve his goals. We’re extremely excited to be here to share this journey with him.”

Anthony Tan, founder of Studio Happy Bee

“To join a label that is responsible for helping teams such as Playtonic, Lilith, Mouldy Toof and many more is like a dream come true! I’m so excited to be working with an experienced label like Team17 and I’m confident that it’s the right positive step for Way to the Woods.”

Platforms for Way to the Woods were not announced.

View some more screenshots at Imgur.

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