Ni No Kuni is a special experience for me. Bringing together Studio Ghibli and Level-5 produced a wonderfully traditional JRPG which looked and felt like some of my favourite animated films at all time.
As the games industry continues to mature, we’re going to see more of these “dream teams.” Jay-Z supported the development of the recent NBA 2K game, for instance. The ill-fated Kingdoms of Amalur was supported by the writing talents of pulp fantasy author, R.A Salvatore. We’re going to see more movie directors, music artists and non-gaming talent become part of game projects.
So this week’s discussion is around that: what, for you, would be a “dream team,” matching game developer with someone’s talents from outside the industry?