Old-timers getting back together to recreate the old times anew.
Racoon Logic, a new but old (read on, it’ll make sense…) development studio, has taken ownership of the rights to Journey to the Savage Planet, and that announcement is coming as part of the studio’s first press release announcing the outfit’s formation.
Who are Racoon Logic?
Racoon Logic is made up of former Typhoon Studios developers and it’s headed by Alex Hutchinson, who previously worked on Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4 under Ubisoft. He also worked as creative director at Google Stadia.
Redi Schneider is Racoon Logic’s studio head, executive producer, and co-founder. His CV lists co-founding WB Games Montreal and working on the Batman: Arkham series as well as the OG Splinter Cell.
Yannick Simard is another co-founder with experience at Ubisoft and Google, with prior works including Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2, as well as a few EA games.
Erick Bilodeu is yet another co-founder and art director for the studio. He probably shared a few lunches with Redi Schneider during their time at WB Games Montreal.
And finally, Marc-Antoine Lussier, who is also a co-founder and the studio’s technical design director with a rap sheet including hard time at Google, Ubisoft, and Typhoon Studios.
Racoon Logic has hit the ground running by gaining the rights to the Journey to the Savage Planet intellectual property, and by the sounds of it, that’s what the studio will set to work on right away thanks to a sizeable investment from the all-reaching Chinese tech firm Tencent.
“We’re excited to be back in the indie space, making the games we truly believe in with an
amazing new team,” offers Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director at Raccoon Logic. “The
early investment from Tencent is a huge boost, meaning we can do significant work on our
own before we start talking to publishers. We love systemic games, games with a sense of
humor and a big heart, and games with strong flavours that get reactions from players.
We’re going to keep pushing on those ideas and we’ll have something to show soon!”
“We’re super excited to continue the work we started at Typhoon Studios, and build upon the Journey to the Savage Planet franchise in the future. We would like to thank our partners at Tencent, Google, and 505 for their support.,” added Reid Schneider, Studio Head at
Raccoon Logic. “We’re fortunate to have put together an amazing team, many of whom
helped build Savage Planet, and we’ve added some great new talent as well.”