Former LA Noire Staff Open New Indie Studio In Sydney

By Binu Paul , Updated May 29, 2013 09:22 AM EDT

Two design leads at Rockstar Games' 2011 title L.A. Noire have formed a new indie studio called Intuitive Game Studios in Sydney after the lay-offs at Kennedy Miller Mitchell.

Alex Carlyle, who was a design lead at Team Bondi on L.A. Noire has co-founded a studio with his long time friend Kelly Baigent, who worked on the storyboarding for the game, MCV reports. Baigent has played a major role in New Zealand-based Tui Studios as well.

The creators did not mention anything about its first title and the studio's website read the following: "Intuitive Game Studios is an independent game developer with big ambitions. At Intuitive we focus intently on quality and content to proudly produce exactly the kind of game we would want to play ourselves. Watch out for future announcements of our upcoming titles."

"I really do want to stay in Australia and try and overcome the drive which is leading everyone to Canada or the like," Carlyle tells MCV. "I want to stay here and make games and hopefully be able to sustain a small studio, provide employment and jobs here."

Intuitive plans to begin by bringing people on as contractors rather than hiring full-time staff.  However, the future of Team Bondi and its game Whore of the Orient remain unclear at this point. The studio has put the project on hold after the latest round of layoffs.

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