Today I’d like to talk a little bit about a fellow italian studio that has done some interesting things and, most important, has lasted for some years in the italian indie panorama without crumbling.
StudioEvil is based in northern italy, mainly in Bologna, and is composed of 4 members: Marco Di Timoteo, Christian Meneghini, Mosé Bottacini and Antonio Teglia. I had the pleasure of meeting two of them at the Italian Videogame Developers Conference last year, and they are really motivated.
Their best work (for me at least) is a small game called G, a Spacewar ‘relative’ with very interesting mechanics, and it was also nominated among the best 5 games in the XNA Dream Build Play warm-up contest of 2007.
One of the members of StudioEvil also worked on a side project under the umbrella of another company, but since he has put a lot of himself into that game it has to be mentioned… the game is Enua Online, a very good strategy browser game that is astonishing for the cure of details, at least for me because I know the size of the team.
Now the StudioEvil is working on a new, undisclosed project. Who knows this time may be their big hit, I wish them good luck.