Chair Entertainment Group (Shadow Complex, Infinity Blade) has announced a collaboration with the digital branch of Bad Robot Production, which is owned by J.J. Abrams (Felicity, Alias), to create a new video game entitled Spyjinx. The game was announced via a website which contained the following announcement video featuring a discussion with host Geoff Keighley, J.J. Abrams and Chair co-founder Donald Mustard:
Donald Mustard describes Spyjinx as “a unique blend between…an action strategy game mixed with really dynamic world building with a healthy dose of RPG character development”. Abrams then follows this up by saying “it’s not quite like anything [else]”.
They will also be doing a public beta which you can sign up for at their website now. The reason for the beta they say is to see how the public is interacting with their game systems and how they are “relating to the interface” and the “fun tools” provided to them.
One interesting fact they mention is that it seems like Bad Robot is involved with the music. This could potentially mean that Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Jurassic World) could be composing the score for the video game. He is no stranger to the world of videogames either since he composed the score for many games in the past including Medal of Honor and Call of Duty.
The game is initially targeting PC and mobile with the hopes of bringing the game to other platforms later. They are developing the game with Unreal Engine which makes sense not only because Chair is owned by Epic Games, but because of how versatile Unreal Engine is and that it is capable of creating amazing lens flares.