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Skybound Games: Modern Live-Action Video Games Inevitable

April 17, 2019 / BRIAN CRECENTE

Skybound Games deep interest in narratively-driven games is driven in part by a belief that modern live-action adventure video games are an inevitability.“I think this particular part of gaming, this particular genre is, is evolving quite rapidly,” Ian Howe, CEO of Skybound Games, told Variety in a recent interview. “I’m really pleased to see that because it’s a genre I personally love.”Howe said his love classic adventure games go back to the days of Lucas Arts and even his own work on games like “Grim Fandango.”That interest is in part why Skybound Games worked with Telltale Games on the studio’s take on “The Walking Dead.” It also drives some of the conversations the group — which is a part of Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment — had with other developers. “We met with a lot of different companies around the world who are really trying to innovate heavily in this space in terms of how you ...