Few indie games have resonated with their audience as Night in the Woods did, as the depressing, all too real tale of Mae Borowski and friends spoke to anxieties and uncertainties felt by the youths and young adults of millennial society. And now we have an idea of what its team is up to, as co-creators Bethany Hockenberry and Scott Benson have joined artist and musician Wren Farren to found The Glory Society, a new development co-op that’s “making a cool game. Or two.”
We’re The Glory Society, a worker-owned and operated cooperative that makes video games. Founded by Bethany Hockenberry and Scott Benson, two members of the team behind 2017’s Night In The Woods, along with artist and musician Wren Farren. We’re making a cool game. Or two. pic.twitter.com/1dpIdOKsHt
— The Glory Society (@theglorysociety) March 4, 2019
For those unfamiliar with the idea of a cooperative, it’s essentially a company with no bosses where all the workers are co-owners of the business. The co-op is currently fairly small in number, but plans to expand this year. While we have no information on what they’re working on, we can probably expect another narratively-focused game full of pathos, if nothing else.
And if you’re wondering what happened the other co-creator of Night in the Woods, Alec Holowka, he’s making his own thing — an unrevealed game currently dubbed “Project Potato” (which, in this writer’s opinion, is an excellent name for a work-in-progress.) You can keep up with that work at Holowka’s Twitter account @InfiniteAmmoDev, and follow The Glory Society @theglorysociety.
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