Not exactly breaking news, or anything of the sort really. Still, I found it rather interesting when I stumbled upon a story about five current Pixar artists working on an indie game during their spare time. The cadre, who've shared work on Pixar titles Brave, Toy Story and The Incredibles, for a total of over 60 years of animation experience, formed Steel Wool Games to develop FlyHunter.
One of Steel Wool's team members, Andrew Dayton, offered the following thought on the studio's style and sensibilities:
"We have an internal phrase that we use to describe our style: ‘Grimsical’. It’s our fundamental principle as a company. We create worlds that are funny and whimsical but dipped in gritty tones."
Details on FlyHunter appear to be scant, though the game is planned for release this summer through publisher Ripstone. Ripstone's released a few downloadable titles for PS3 and mobile platforms, so before Steel Wool says what their platform is I won't hazard a guess. As an indie developer I'd probably assume either PC or iOS, though.
Beyond the name and tentative release window, all that's readily available to show of FlyHunter are the small pieces of concept art seen on their site. Check them out, follow the team on their rather barren Twitter account, and look forward to more details on Steel Wool Games and FlyHunter soon.