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Playdead co-founder departs studio

Dino Patti, co-founder of indie studio Playdead, has left the company. He announced the news himself on Twitter earlier today, writing that he’s “leaving to seek new challenges.”

Following almost 10 incredible years building Playdead from an idea to two dents in the games industry, I’m leaving to seek new challenges.

— Dino Patti (@DinoPatti) July 19, 2016

He didn’t elaborate on what that may entail, but his Linkedin page suggests that he’ll be going the independent, entrepreneurial route.

Patti’s shares in the Danish studio, whose latest game is the well-received platformerInside, have been transferred to business partner Arnt Jensen, according to GameIndustry.biz. Jensen and Patti started Playdead together in 2006, nearly 10 years ago.

The studio has developed and self-published two titles since then; Limbo preceded Inside in 2010. Both games are heavily stylized adventures that went on to develop cult audiences. You can get a feeling for Inside in our video review below.

We’ve reached out to Jensen and Playdead regarding Patti’s announcement, which comes just after Inside‘s launch on Windows PC. The game came to PC on July 7.

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