Dino Patti, CEO of Danish indie studio Playdead, announced today his intention to leave the studio. Playdead is known for their atmospheric, haunting platformer Limbo, and their follow-up, Inside, has been receiving widespread critical acclaim. Patti is, at least, leaving the studio on a very high note.
Patti sold his shares in the company to co-founder and game director Arnt Jensen. The studio has only put out two small games in its nearly decade-long life, but they’ve been two of the most critically-beloved games of the past few years. Patti said in a tweet that he’s leaving to ”seek new challenges.”
Following almost 10 incredible years building Playdead from an idea to two dents in the games industry, I’m leaving to seek new challenges.— Dino Patti (@DinoPatti) July 19, 2016
Inside just happens to be the most recent addition to our list of the best indie games on PC!
"It's been amazing journey, where I've been lucky to work with some extremely talented people and partners," said Patti in a statement to GamesIndustry.biz. "I feel that I'm leaving the company in a state where it can definitely manage itself, and I wish best of luck to Arnt and the rest of the team in the future."
Given the success that Playdead has had with its games, we look forward to seeing what Patti does next. Hopefully he can make a few more dents in the games industry.