- Giant Squid Creative Director Matt Nava
announced today that ABZU, their first project, is coming to PlayStation 4.
To quote: We are very excited to give you an early glimpse of ABZU, Giant Squid
's first project, coming to PS4. ABZU will take players on an epic adventure into the depths of the ocean, where they will encounter majestic creatures and discover long lost secrets.
The game draws inspiration from a deep, innate story that we all carry in our collective subconscious, a universal origin myth that resonates across cultures. As such, the name ABZU references a concept from the oldest Mesopotamian mythology: it is the combination of two ancient words Ab, meaning ocean, and Zu, meaning to know. Essentially, ABZU is the ocean of wisdom.
ABZU is being made by Giant Squid, a newly formed game studio intent on making creative and artistic interactive experiences. I started Giant Squid after working as the art director at thatgamecompany on two very fun projects, Flower and Journey.
I learned a lot about the game development process as well as design ethics from the great people on that team. On Journey, I was honored with the responsibility of designing...