Playdead's co-founder Dino Patti has decided to "seek new challenges" and leave the development company after almost 10 years.
Playdead was founded in 2006 by Patti and Arnt Jensen, and received critical praise for its premiere title, Limbo. In the game players traverse a dark and desolate world searching for their sister, tricking spiders and finding clever ways across dangerous environments.
More recently the studio's second title, Inside, came out on June 29 to similar praise.
Following almost 10 incredible years building Playdead from an idea to two dents in the games industry, I’m leaving to seek new challenges.
— Dino Patti (@DinoPatti) July 19, 2016
Seeking new challenges is always an admirable effort, especially for Patti after receiving critical acclaim for Limbo, and more recently Inside. I'm eager to see whether he might feel establishing a new studio is a suitable next step, or seeing how his skills might apply to another, already successful, studio.