Annapurna Pictures, the Los Angeles-based production company behind films such as Her, Zero Dark Thirty, The Master, and Sausage Party, has established Annapurna Interactive, a video games division that will publish “personal, emotional, and original games that push the boundaries of interactive content and encourage artists to bring new visions to the medium.”
The new publisher is run by a team of video games veterans whose credits include Journey, God of War, Mortal Kombat, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Flower, and Fat Princess.
The company’s first games include Gorogoa from Jason Roberts for PC and Steam, and What Remains of Edith Finch from Giant Sparrow for PlayStation 4 and PC, the latter of which is no longer a production of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Both are due out in Q1 2017.
Annapurna Interactive also has new projects from Funomena (the company founded by thatgamecompany designer Robin Hunicke and featuring Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi) and Mountains (the studio founded by Monument Valley designer Ken Wong). Funomena is currently known to be working on Wattam, also a former Sony Interactive Entertainment production, and Mountains is working on a mobile game.