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Don’t Nod Montreal is teasing its next project. A new photo for the upcoming game has been shared on social media, alongside a call for job applicants.
As shared on Twitter, Don’t Nod Montreal spotlights a screen of its new experience, with the caption, “Does it bring back childhood memories?” The team says it is hiring on this “new narrative game” and lists a link to the Don’t Nod career site.
Here’s a little glimpse of what #DontNodMontreal is brewing!
Does it bring back childhood memories?
We are looking for talents to join the team in Montréal on this new narrative game!
Find all our job openings here: https://t.co/IJi6njvHiJ pic.twitter.com/IFBAkGPGFW
— DON’T NOD (@DONTNOD_Ent) January 27, 2023
The project will feature veterans from both Life is Strange and Life is Strange 2, as confirmed by its director Michel Koch. What it might be about is anyone’s guess. Though from the décor and vibes alone, I feel like a ’90s setting definitely lines up here.
What’s in store for Don’t Nod
The team at Don’t Nod has been working on a few projects since the release of Life is Strange back in 2015. The Montreal subsidiary was established in 2020, with a stated goal of creating “even more ambitious” titles.
Between the follow-up Life is Strange 2 and other projects, like vampire RPG Vampyr and narrative one-offs Tell Me Why and Twin Mirror, Don’t Nod has been busy. The company also changed its name, going from Dontnod to Don’t Nod, and had a minority stake investment from Tencent.
Though Life is Strange is now under the wing of another studio, I’m curious to see what the Don’t Nod crew are working on next. This image gives off some of the familiar hometown-story vibes that Life is Strange has been known for. But we probably won’t know much more about it until Don’t Nod Montreal is ready to fully reveal it.