The company that brought you the critically acclaimed video game, Firewatch, are teaming up with Good Universe, to develop content for both video games and feature films – starting with a big screen adaptation of that same game.
Both companies will create a home for talent to develop projects that can bridge both the video game and feature film worlds.
“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. It's rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can't wait to see what we make together," said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman, who announced the deal with co-founder Jake Rodkin and Good Universe’s co-founder Joe Drake and vp international Akshay Mehta.
Firewatch was released in February, and is a first-person experience starring The Walking Dead's Cissy Jones and Mad Men's Rich Sommer. Set in the Wyoming wilderness, a fire lookout named Henry uncovers clues in the wilderness concerning a series of mysterious occurrences and a shadowy figure that seems to be observing him from afar. His only means of communication is via a walkie-talkie with his supervisor, Delilah.
The game has sold almost 1 million copies to date.