The formation of Fezziwig marks Adrian's entrance to mobile gaming where he and Mystery Case Files alum, Moksha Marquardt, are putting the finishing touches on their first title, "Escape the Hellevator!" due this summer. The puzzle/adventure game is described as a reimagining of "escape the room style gameplay" for touch devices.
Their vision is a small collective of artists exploring new territory in games by mixing the aesthetic of ephemeral media (vintage comics, television and movies) with present-day gaming technology.
Fezziwig is based in Seattle, but Woods states, "we're leveraging skill sets by contracting talent from around the world." They intend to continue this core business strategy of staying small while working with top-notch, unaffiliated talent.
Woods said the game industry is now eclipsing movies and music combined, and it's time to mix variable media in new ways to deliver polished and unexpected interactive experiences.
The new firm aims to make a public announcement upon the completion of its inaugural game in a few weeks.
For more information about Fezziwig or Escape the Hellevator! visit:
Press Kit: http://www.fezziwig.com/