Team Bondi alums form new studio

L.A. Noire design lead and storyboard artist heading up Intuitive Game Studios in Sydney.

A pair of developers behind Rockstar Games' 2011 title L.A. Noire have opened a new studio.

MCV reports today that L.A. Noire design lead Alex Carlyle and storyboard artist Kelly Baigent have opened Intuitive Game Studios, an independent outfit based in Sydney, Australia.

"I really do want to stay in Australia and try and overcome the drive which is leading everyone to Canada or the like," Carlyle said. "I want to stay here and make games and hopefully be able to sustain a small studio, provide employment and jobs here."

No mention was made of what the new studio's first title will be. The Intuitive Game Studios website states the company has high hopes for itself.

"Intuitive Game Studios is an independent game developer with big ambitions," reads a statement on the company's website. "At Intuitive we focus intently on quality and content to proudly produce exactly the kind of game we would want to play ourselves."

The future of Team Bondi and new game Whore of the Orient remain unclear. The project is reportedly on hold after a round of layoffs at the studio.

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44 comments
91210user
91210user

That's a hopeful thought written in the article!

avenger_20
avenger_20

they should la noire was one of the coolest looking gam that ive ever played and they definetly deserve more credit

el_swanno
el_swanno

Good luck with the new studio. I thought LA Noire was a wonderful games and should have been just the start of grand new things. For a brief moment Australia led the world in videogame motion capture technology.

farcorners
farcorners

first game, they could do a revenge game. The overworked and unpaid workers grab the studio head and drag him tied on the back of a horse.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

In my opinion, L.A. Noire was a massive disappointment just like Mafia II. If you are going to develop a linear game, stop disguising it as an open world game, because it is hard for me to tell if it is a game that you can replay after the main story of the game is done

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If it can be as good or better than L.A. Noire, then I'm definitely on board.

DefconRave
DefconRave

Give us a sequel please! L.A Noire was a great game.

pycho22solid
pycho22solid

LA Noire was great, happy to see the same group ready to make something new

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

L.A. Noire was better than every Rockstar game this gen (if you don't count Bully). I'll be waiting to see what they turn up with.

b0sse
b0sse

BRING IT ON!

L.A. Noire was amazing!

So sad Bondi was disbnanded.

manutdarsenal
manutdarsenal

its the studio that gamers deserve, but not the one it needs right now

StinkySkunkGirl
StinkySkunkGirl

Hopefully they're able to put out one more good game before their studio closes, and that somebody other than Carolyn Petit reviews it.

AlexFili
AlexFili

I'm not sure the Orient game is really what people want right about now, but who knows maybe it's just what gamers need

Kid_Black_Star
Kid_Black_Star

Awesome, i'm pretty happy myself I was really impressed with L.A. Noire

KillerOttsel
KillerOttsel

Good. L.A. Noire was an awesome game. These guys are talented and should keep creating great titles.

sahandx360
sahandx360

Wish the best for them, L.A.Noire was one the most innovative game I've ever played

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

Obviously there's not going to be an L.A. Noire sequel, but surely a game that runs along the same lines in terms of gameplay and story would be cool? 

Hardstyler2012
Hardstyler2012

lets hope that they don't take another 5 years to bring a game out....

DoomBFG86
DoomBFG86

To the person that said there should be an La Noire sequel. Did you even finish the game?

124098331y65094
124098331y65094

Sincerely best of luck to them, but couldn't they pick a better name than 'Intuitive Game Studios'?

Super_Tramp
Super_Tramp

If anyone here can say they could tell when someone was telling the truth or lying without cheating... I COMMEND YOU!

manutdarsenal
manutdarsenal

L.A Noire can't die! It was the most innovative game I have played in years. Please please please save the studio.

bf210
bf210

Good to hear. LA Noire was great and I hope they can help create some fun new titles.

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

@DefconRave It's only 2 of the members... so I highly doubt that they will make a sequel

gamer7736
gamer7736

If it portrays the communists in a bad light, it's probably going to be banned in China. I'll probably buy an Xbox and duct tape the Kinect just to play this cause I'm really into Chinese history.

KillerOttsel
KillerOttsel

@xsonicchaos short for alumni. they used to work at team bondi and not they don't

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Super_Tramp It was impossible. Mostly because every character reacted differently. That made me frickin MAD!

o016945
o016945

@manutdarsenal I just don't understand how it was so innovative. Besides the motion captured faces, it didn't provide any actual new mechanics to gaming. I understand that making a detective game isn't easy when you have to implement a huge flowchart of events that must sync together, but this game literally had no repercussions for asking the wrong questions. Finding clues was as easy as walking around and pounding on the "A" button. It held your hand all the way through. 

I think South Park summed the game up, but maybe I'm suffering from Stan's condition as well, though even alcohol couldn't bring me to enjoy this game. I wanted to feel like a detective and solve crimes, which is the entire premise of the game, and it literally failed in that regard. It sucked because I really wanted to love this game.

Brotelho
Brotelho

@manutdarsenal  

The studio was also known to be a slave ship. Although I loved L.A. Noire, I can't stand the speculations surrounding the studio and it's "Hostile" workplace created by management.

weezergeezer
weezergeezer

@gamer7736  I got the impression it was supposed to be about the underworld in Shanghai before the war. Shanghai was an "Open City" back then full of traders, smugglers and opportunists. If they can do they same for Shanghai as they did for LA in the 40's it will be great I think

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

@leviathanwing @BladeTrinity114 Did you even read my question? First line is as follows; "Obviously there's not going to be an L.A. Noire sequel" 
If you don't understand that, then I'm surprised you've managed to actually turn on your PC/laptop/phone.

Speuj
Speuj

@o016945 @manutdarsenal My sentiments exactly!!!  I came here to post pretty much what you said.

I really wanted to like the game too, but walking around tapping a button to find clues got real old real fast.