Question Games – which was founded in part by former BioShock developers who later founded The Magic Circle and The Blackout Club – is working on a new South Park game.
As discovered by Eurogamer, Question has placed a job advertisement for a senior level designer to create “a new video game in the world of South Park”. It’s not clear if this is a support for the South Park game previously announced under development at South Park Studios, or if it is a completely separate game. We have contacted South Park Studios and Questions for comment.
Question is an interesting game for the long-running comedy show – aside from the history of its developers on popular games like Thief, BioShock, and the latest South Park RPGs, the studio’s own Magic Circle was a satirical glimpse into the game development process. Given The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole’s own meta-textual approach to game genres and comedy, this might be a very nice addition.
questions own vision is to “draw on a long history of games with strong core narratives and different player-enhancing systems in an attempt to try to create new experiences in the same style but on a smaller scale.”
The level designer role itself doesn’t reveal too much about the game, although Unreal Engine development is mentioned and multiplayer development experience is a requirement for the role. As you’d expect, the game appears to be in development for PC and consoles.
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker recently signed a huge South Park deal that includes 14 films, multiple TV seasons and a new game. Under the terms of this deal, the show will run until at least 2027, which marks its 30th anniversary.
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