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JJ Abrams is making a new game called Spyjinx


Star Wars, Star Trek and Lost director JJ Abrams is working on a new action strategy game named Spyjinx with Infinity Blade and Shadow Complex developer Chair.

Abrams' Bad Robot production company and Chair have been working in tandem since 2013 on the title apparently.

"When we build our games, we work very closely together as a team," said Mustard. "J.J. and all the other awesome people at Bad Robot quickly folded into that process. We all sat down with a blank slate and basically said, 'We can build anything. What do we want to build?' It went from there."

"We really wanted to expand into this area of entertainment," Abrams said in the video posted Wednesday by Chair. "Typically, Hollywood and games have not gone together well. There are some notable exceptions but not too many, and so we met these amazing people at Chair, not just as fans but as potential collaborators."

"It's all about you creating an elite team of agents that can covertly reach or retrieve anything, anywhere, anytime while also building your secret, glamorous lair," said Mustard. "It's a blend of action real-time strategy wrapped up in dynamic world building but with a deep role-playing character development system set in this really bright, colorful world that's full of thieves, assassins and con-artists."

Mustard said the teams have mostly been collaborating electronically by video conferencing and sharing files. When they need face time, the Santa Monica, Calif., offices of Bad Robot are just a short flight from Chair's Salt Lake City, Utah, headquarters.

"J.J. is very much a gamer," said Mustard. "It's not just lip service. When he was still in the middle of filming 'Star Wars' last year, he would call me up with suggestions for 'Spyjinx.' He understands the core tenants of game design. I think he sees there's a very viable form of entertainment that is interactive. J.J. loves telling stories, and this is another avenue for him to tell awesome stories."

Check out the video below for more details.



Edited On 11 Nov, 2015

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