Puzzle Quest developer is once again independent

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:00 GMT

Infinite Interactive has announced its once again an independent developer, and there may be more Puzzle Quest titles from the firm on the horizon.

Speaking with Joystiq, studio founder and creative lead Steve Fawkner said the firm gained its independence when EA announced this week it would merge Firemint and IronMonkey.

Infinite Interactive merged with Firemint last year, but the latest merger was cause for the firm to go its own way and take the Puzzle Quest IP with it.

“There was never an actual acquisition of Infinite, it was more of a merger,” said Fawkner. “It was all amicable stuff – as much as it would be fun to have a bit of a scandal. Unfortunately there isn’t one. I think everybody agreed that Infinite does its best work when it’s independent, and so we headed back out into the wilderness to work on our own stuff again.”

Future plans for the firm include solidifying IPs familiar with gamers, and more Puzzle Quest titles are possible addition to that future.

“While I don’t have a specific announcement that I can make at the moment, if you shook a Magic 8-Ball and asked it ‘Will Infinite’s next game be a Puzzle Quest title?’, then it would quite probably say ‘All signs point to yes,” said Fawkner.

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