Five Pixar artists who have worked on movies including Brave, The Incredibles and Toy Story have formed a new studio, Steel Wool Games.
Co-founders Sequoia Blankenship, Andrew Dayton, Jonathan Hoffman, Joshua Qualtieri and Jason Topolski have over 60 years of experience at Pixar Animation experience combined.
Steel Wool’s first title, Flyhunter, will be released in summer this year and will be published by Ripstone.
Andrew Dayton said of the studio’s approach to game art: “We have an internal phrase that we use to describe our style: ‘Grimsical’. It’s our fundamental principle as a company. We create worlds that are funny and whimsical but dipped in gritty tones.”