Hi, I’m David Pittman. In 2013, I co-founded Minor Key Games and released Eldritch. Last month, my brother Kyle announced that MKG’s next release will be his 8-bit throwback Super Win the Game. And recently, I’ve been teasing my own next game on Twitter.
One of the biggest lessons I learned from Eldritch was the value of marketing. I played that game very close to the chest and waited until it was virtually finished to announce it. I felt I couldn’t afford to divide my time between development and PR, but I was also simply scared that something would go terribly wrong and I wouldn’t be able to finish the game after all. This time around, I aim to be open and transparent about what I’m making.
My next game, tentatively titled Die Augen der Welt, is a political thriller stealth game set in a neon-soaked surveillance state.
I’m starting this blog with the intent of providing updates every week or so. Some weeks, I might share an in-depth exploration of a topic I’ve been wrestling with; other weeks, just a brief summary of recent developments.
For now, I’ll provide a brief overview of what I’m planning for the game (with the usual developer caveat that much of this currently exists only in idea space and is subject to change):
- Single-player, first-person, story-oriented stealth game
- Narrative inspired by modern surveillance issues
- Woman protagonist in an Edward Snowden-like role
- Focus on pure stealth; no guns, minimal violence
- Handcrafted, non-linear levels
- On Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2015