Former employees of Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs), Amplitude Studios (Endless Legend) and Tequila Works (Rime) have come together to create a new independent studio, Ocelot Society. The company now employs ten people working on Event, an award-winning first-person 2001: A Space Odyssey-inspired narrative game about an AI (coming summer 2016).
Ocelot Society is located in Paris (France) and is partially funded by the French National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image. The three co-founders (Leonard Carpentier, Emmanuel Corno and Sergey Mohov) have worked on some small- and large-scale projects before deciding to create their company.
Emmanuel Corno, Founding Partner and Game Designer:
“Our goal is to seek new ways to play (both as a business and regarding video games that we produce) and disrupt the status quo. We believe in high production values for the next generation of indie games while staying creative at all cost.”
The current staff includes three artists, two programmers, two game designers, a user experience designer and two sound designers. The future growth of Ocelot Society will depend on the success of Event and the scale of the company’s future projects.