J.J. Abrams delving into video game development
J.J. Abrams is perhaps the most famous director in the world right now amid the Star Wars: The Force Awakens release, but he wants to expand into the video game industry developing a new PC and mobile game that he and his partner Donald Mustard are calling “SpyJinx.”
He has already teamed up with Chair Entertainment (child company of Epic Games) — creator of Shadow Complex and Infinity Blade — in making the game on PC and mobile devices. The exact nature of the game is still being worked out, but after his latest interview with his own TV production company, Bad Robot, Abrams hinted at what they’re shooting for.
“Spyjinx is a unique blend between an action-strategy game mixed with really dynamic world building — with a healthy does of RPG character development.” – Donald Mustard ChAIR Entertainment co-founder
While some may be expecting a full on mobile game like all the others — don’t get ahead of yourself just yet. It’s possible this title could be a bit more with both Abrams and Mustard promoting a quality story/narrative. Mustard also mentioned his hopes that it expands to “eventually, hopefully, everywhere that you enjoy games.”
A beta sign-up is already available on SpyJinx’s official website. The beta is expected to be a key aspect of the development to find out exactly what fans want.