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Naughty Dog alum Bruce Straley announces Wildflower Interactive studio

Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us director says the new studio "culture needs to be as iterative as the way we make games"

Today the director of Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us, Bruce Straley, announced the formation of Wildflower Interactive.

He introduced the new studio on Twitter and noted that after he left the games industry in 2017, he wasn't sure if he'd create games again.

Throughout his career, Straley has worked at developer Naughty Dog for nearly 20 years before his departure.

In the Wildflower Interactive announcement he explained that with the new company "we have to do it the right way."

"It has to be inclusive and equitable and collaborative full of big-hearted people that want to grow both professionally and personally."

"The culture needs to be as iterative as the way we make games. So we're doing it. I'm stoked to announce our new company Wildflower interactive. And we've got an exciting partner that supports what we're doing and is going to help us reach the broadest audience possible."

The studio's team includes:

  • Almudena Soria Sancho - Animation
  • Wouter Gort - Art
  • Eyton Zana - Art, Freelancer
  • Doug Holder - Design
  • Bruce Straley - Director, Studio head
  • Arno Azar - Design
  • Nicholas Lance - Design
  • Liz Fiacco - Design
  • Vivian Alcala - Production
  • Cosmo Fumo - Programming
  • Ole Ciliox - Programming

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