A team of former Rovio, Supercell and Remedy developers has raised €1.7 million ($2m) for new start-up Action Squad Studios.
The Finnish developer’s team includes former Rovio audio business development manager Konsta Klemetti (CEO), ex-Supercell lead game artist and character designer Sami Timonen (creative director) and former Remedy VFX artist Jussi Kemppainen (game director). In total the company currently employs 12 staff.
Its backers include former Rovio CEO Mikael Hed.
Action Squad describes itself as a story-driven transmedia studio that aims to develop across platforms and media, including games and film.
The studio’s first game is story-driven tactical RPG Iron Danger for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game has two playable characters, with the key hook being a time shifting mechanic that lets players rewind the game at any point.