Josef Fares, filmmaker and creator of indie hit Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has revealed that he has cancelled his next feature film in order to concentrate on creating a new game.
Speaking "I’m doing short animated movies. But the feature film I can’t do because that takes a long time. I want to look at this (his next game) and focus on that.”, Fares said; Jalla! Jalla! and Zozo, describe his delight at working on his first game. “Making (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons) was actually a dream come true,” he said. “What I love about gaming is the interactivity. The medium itself: I just love it.”
“Brothers has opened up so many doors for me as a game developer. It’s crazy. As I told you, my normal profession is filmmaking. I’m doing very well there. It’s kind of like … I just had a meeting with a publisher. Without saying any names, they were like, ‘Yeah, but you want to make money?’ I told ‘em, literally, ‘I make more money making movies.’ … There are people who actually have passion for what they’re doing. I’d choose that before money. I’m that kind of person."
Loving both mediums means that sometimes you have to choose between pursuing one creative vision or the other. Fares seems to have chosen games this time around. “I do a little bit of (both games and films),” he said. “Short stuff. I’m doing short animated movies. But the feature film I can’t do because that takes a long time. I want to look at this (game) and focus on that.”
Unwilling to explain too much about his next project, Fares merely said that it would be “trying to explore a feeling,” and that he'd be working with Starbreeze, the core development team from Brothers.