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Introversion announces Chronometer

Tuesday, 8th July 2008 14:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Introversion has confirmed that it’s working on Channel 4 funded game called Chronometer.

The Darwinia developer was approached by the UK TV channel recently and asked if it had any ideas that could potentially be backed, a move which gave birth to the project.

“So around three months ago, despite being busier than we’ve ever been, Introversion Software began work on its sixth game,” said designer Chris Delay, speaking on the company’s blog.

“Channel 4 funded an exploratory pre-production phase of three months work, which we have now almost completed. We spent a long time looking for a fulltime writer, and worked through nearly 50 applicants until we hit on the right guy for the job – a writer named Chris Hastings, who’s sample work was a league ahead of the competition. Chris and myself have been working closely together in Cambridge during this three month period and that Chronometer document has now expanded into a whole project folder with scripts, pictures, maps, flow charts, production plans, budgets, the whole lot. We’ve spent a lot of time moving post-it notes around on a giant board, trying to piece together the structure of this new game.

“Ultimately we don’t know for certain if Chronometer will be going into full production – the conditions would have to be right for Introversion and for Channel 4, although they’ve been fantastic to work with during pre-production. We’re pretty much finished with this phase of Chronometer for now, and we’ll keep you updated about this interesting sixth game project as decisions are made.”

There are no firm details as to what the game actually is as yet, but there’s more from Chris through the link.

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