Former GRIN developers set up new studio Whiteout

Former Bionic Commando team working on digital platforms and Cry Engine 3 project

Former members of defunct Swedish outfit GRIN have announced a new development studio, Whiteout.

The team already has a Cry Engine 3 project underway, with a playable demo up and running, and intends to focus on digital markets.

"We've got some very exciting concepts under development," commented Joel Fagerlund, co-founder of Whiteout. "We are currently working on a bigger project in Cry Engine 3, and thanks to the excellent technology and support from Crytek, we have been able to carefully handcraft a playable prototype that will knock your socks off."

At GRIN the developers worked on the well-received Bionic Commando: Rearmed, as well as the console version of Bionic Commando for publisher Capcom, Wanted: Weapons of Fate and Terminator: Salvation.

"At GRIN, we saw the community's extraordinary response to Bionic Commando: Rearmed," added Fagerlund. "Couple that with the fact that new releases such as Limbo and Joe Danger have been so well received, we know that the digital marketplace is vibrant and thriving."

Fagerlund worked as a producer at GRIN alongside Whiteout co-founders Simon Rodriguez and Konstantin Schutte, previously with virtual worlds developer Metaversum.

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Samuli Ulmanen Coordinator, IGDA Finland11 years ago
This is good news for the nordic game scene indeed. Can't have too many employers around, specially after the past year or so.
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Daniel Klemesrud Business Development Manager, Imagination Studios11 years ago
Really looking forward to the release! Looks to be a great game!
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Stephen Woollard Online Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Arts11 years ago
Always good to see a new studio arise from the ashes of an old one.

Good luck guys :-)
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Michael Vandendriessche Studying Computer Science, K.U. Leuven11 years ago
Funny how the name almost sounds like a certain game. Was this intentional?
Great to see new studios. Please surprise us with something nice.
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Nice to see new Phoenix arise from the ashes
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