March 29, 2007 - Established in January 2007, Recoil Games has officially announced its presence in the videogame industry and its intentions to create games with the scope of disaster movies. The studio was founded and is being headed by Samuli Syvähuoko, co-founder of Remedy Entertainment, which introduced the world to Max Payne back in 2001.
Recoil is describing its titles as "cinegames" and says they will feature epic stories and large ensemble casts who must work together to overcome their disastrous circumstances. The studio's first cinegame will be based on an original IP and will make its way to next-gen consoles and PCs.
Samuli Syvähuoko, founder of Recoil Games
"Recoil Games titles will focus not only on compelling storylines and state of the art visuals, but also on superb playability," said Syvähuoko. "Our long-term goal is to become a world-class game development company by building original IP game franchises that will reach hit status worldwide."
Along with Syvähuoko, Recoil's founding members include industry veterans with experience at Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Treyarch, and Bugbear.
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