Everything seems to be good for Kena: Bridge of Spirits, since the PlayStation and PC indie has recovered its development costs, Sely is happy for its sales and now Ember Lab can create only games .
In an interview with Jason Schreier , from Bloomberg, creators of Kena have commented all this and some extra things, since Your first official game has been a success .
The small great adventure of Ember Lab was a very expected premiere at ps5 , but also the bet of Sony in two brothers and his game that, for a series of unforeseen events, almost no See the light.
In early 2020, Sony was ready to show your new PS5 and the marketing team wanted to polish the KENA trailer with Mike and Josh Grier for Show yourself in summer next to the console .
But the Coronavirus arrived, Sony staggered and changed to a digital event that did not calm the spirits of both brothers. Difficult, but possible , said Josh: He was in a protected suit, sweating all the time.
Although the games, in general, were delayed, Kena Bridge of Spirits arrived on September 21 and had a great deal for Sony, all because already attracted the attention of fans and critics since June 2020 .
I think that it helped to put on the first line in prominent games and shown as soon as I said, Mike said; It seems that the suit and all that sweat was worth it .
The Brothers Grier had never made a game , Ember Lab began as an animation service in 2009 and were made viral in 2016 for a short fan of Majora s Mask.
The team presented some initial versions of Kena at game conferences, attracting large editors, but ended up with a deal for Sony for funding and marketing.
I think we all return to our child s I , Josh said. Both do not know exactly the copies of Kena that have sold , but their initial development costs are recovered.
In addition, Kena s sales have been surprised so far : Is complicated to affirm what is a great success, said Josh. Sony is happy .
What is clear is that Success has allowed Ember Lab to become a full-time game developer. They do not know what game will be next, but already think of a narrative one like Kena .
We re not going to go back to the advertisements, Josh sentenced. You already have your copy of Kena Bridge of Spirits or are you waiting for your physical launch next November ?