Cliffy B's new company seems to be Boss Key Productions, website up

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Not much for details, but in case anyone thought he was joining another studio, he's starting his own.

Website: http://bosskey.com/

Via: https://twitter.com/supererogatory





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As a reminder from the last time we heard about this: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=733075

Title: Cliffy B says his next game will be a PC-only first person arena shooter

Heard it on Kevin Pereira's podcast on iTunes today, interesting listen.
www.deathsquad.tv/category/kevin-pereira-pointless/

Other tidbits...

-He can't talk in detail about the Epic split, but is still on good terms with some of them.
-Says he's ready to get back in the game and start his own studio.
-Hopes to use Unreal engine.
-Wants to get back to his roots with this project.
-He also speaks highly of the Oculus so the game will probably have support for that.
-Just speculation on my part for this, but I think Kickstarter might be the route he will go.

Curbstomp if old.
 

Chittagong

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Cool name, absolutely terrible logo. Hideous typography and photoshop effects that belong to the 90s. Happy to see Cliffy B back in business however!
 
Cool name, absolutely terrible logo. Hideous typography and photoshop effects that belong to the 90s. Happy to see Cliffy B back in business however!
It would be pretty fitting in this case!

Title: Cliffy B says his next game will be a PC-only first person arena shooter

Heard it on Kevin Pereira's podcast on iTunes today, interesting listen.
www.deathsquad.tv/category/kevin-pereira-pointless/

Other tidbits...

-He can't talk in detail about the Epic split, but is still on good terms with some of them.
-Says he's ready to get back in the game and start his own studio.
-Hopes to use Unreal engine.
-Wants to get back to his roots with this project.
-He also speaks highly of the Oculus so the game will probably have support for that.
-Just speculation on my part for this, but I think Kickstarter might be the route he will go.

Curbstomp if old.
 

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Is this a key for the Boss room, or a key to switch away from a game when your boss approaches your office/cubicle?

The keyhole in the logo suggests it's the former. (Man, I wonder how many youngins ate familiar with the latter)
 

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The logo is good, and it's a fitting (and kinda cool) name for a game company. I hope he does well with it.

I suppose the people that think the logo is bad thinks it should be a "flat" monochrome logo that is all the rage these days. Heaven forbid it features a little texture. It's funny how cyclical design trends are, and people will attribute "bad" or "good" depending on where we are in the cycle.
 
Is this a key for the Boss room, or a key to switch away from a game when your boss approaches your office/cubicle?

The keyhole in the logo suggests it's the former. (Man, I wonder how many youngins ate familiar with the latter)
Boss Keys in the latter sense were like only existent when I was really young, so I suspect there are a lot of people who have no clue what they are.
 

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Is this a key for the Boss room, or a key to switch away from a game when your boss approaches your office/cubicle?

The keyhole in the logo suggests it's the former. (Man, I wonder how many youngins ate familiar with the latter)
I think Defcon was the last game with the latter. Now, the boss is playing Candy Crush on his phone, so I doubt he'd care. Probably more worried about your Windows 97' laptop being a giant security leak.
 

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They really need to ditch those drop shadows. I'm not a fan of the first logo, but doing so would be a big improvement.

Is this a key for the Boss room, or a key to switch away from a game when your boss approaches your office/cubicle?

The keyhole in the logo suggests it's the former. (Man, I wonder how many youngins ate familiar with the latter)
The only reason why I know about it is because of the original PC version of N. Were they really prevalent back then?
 

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There's a pretty nice resurgence in arena shooters coming up. Unreal Tournament, Project Nex, Cliffy game, and a bunch of obscure indie ones in development as well.
 

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Finally. Ever since Carmack got into rocket science and space goggles and Cliffy B's retirement, there's been nothing on the arena shooter front.

Based B.

I just wonder if it'll have a gimmick, like GoW cover, or UT vehicles, or if this game is kept pretty hardcore.

Does it need next-gen like gfx to achieve the critical mass necessary to build a massive base, or will Cliffy assemble a "dream-team" to drive hype?

F2P or fifty bucks?

I'm damned excited though.
 

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Cool name, absolutely terrible logo. Hideous typography and photoshop effects that belong to the 90s. Happy to see Cliffy B back in business however!
The logo is good, and it's a fitting (and kinda cool) name for a game company. I hope he does well with it.

I suppose the people that think the logo is bad thinks it should be a "flat" monochrome logo that is all the rage these days. Heaven forbid it features a little texture. It's funny how cyclical design trends are, and people will attribute "bad" or "good" depending on where we are in the cycle.
Yeah, I think the logo is fine and very appropriate name. It's not out to win graphics design awards lol.
 
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I like the logo. If its an arena shooter, it will probably have good concepts. I bet he heard a bunch of good ideas floating around working at Epic, and the guy is talented. It should be good.
 

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First, the insult. Then the jumping of conclusions on the development because of a logo.

lol
It looks like that creativepool website is a crowdsourcing site to hire cheap / freelance work at random. If he doesn't have inhouse artists to do a proper logo that doesn't bode well.
 

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See, when I saw the logo at first all I could think of was that the company was called 'Wing Key', because it made me crack up.

But Boss Key is probably better.
 

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Before someone quotes one of his tweets or anything and the thread goes near full derailing I have to say I wish him the best with his new company. I've had a lot of fun with his previous games and I ask of him nothing more than that. Everything else is pretty much noise around what's important to me.
 

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Game trends are truly fascinating.
Oldschool CRPG's are being revived by industry vets with higly succesful crowdfunding, followed by classic space simulators.
Next year we'll be seeing a new Unreal Tournament and Cliffy B is returning to the genre as well.
I sometimes have to pinch my arm.
 

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Game trends are truly fascinating.
Oldschool CRPG's are being revived by industry vets with higly succesful crowdfunding, followed by classic space simulators.
Next year we'll be seeing a new Unreal Tournament and Cliffy B is returning to the genre as well.
I sometimes have to pinch my arm.
John Carmack and Michael Abrash working together. Mass hysteria.
 

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Cool name, dreadful logo - looks like an Autobot took a shit. There's potential in both logos, but they need a lot of work.

Will be interesting to see what comes of this new company, though.
 

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Love all these guys that are probably in their 1st year at graphic design school crapping on the logo.

Like someone else said, trends are cyclical. I think the logo is fine, and suits a Cliffy B company (the Michael Bay of video games) just fine
 

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Sounds like the game might be called Bluestreak? That twitter account is linked on the Boss Key page and the header on the Boss Key twitter has "(project_bluestreak)" on it.
 
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