Human Head Announces Partnership with Square Enix
10 / 04 / 18
Human Head Studios is pleased to announce our partnership with Square Enix on The Quiet Man. We’re proud of the technically advanced and creative visual work the team did to help Square Enix producer Fujinaga Kensei realize his vision for this unique cinematic action experience.
From Square Enix, “THE QUIET MAN takes players beyond sound to deliver an immersive story-driven cinematic action experience, which can be completed in one sitting. In a story that unravels across a single night, players take the role of deaf protagonist Dane as he fights his way to discover the motives behind the kidnapping of songstress Lala by a mysterious masked man.”
This was an exciting opportunity for the studio, as The Quiet Man blends full motion graphics, gameplay, and video. The cinematic visual treatment was an interesting challenge for our team and we enjoyed working on a genre-crossing project with no predetermined roadmap.
The project brought together many new partners. 3 Lateral was instrumental in the hyperrealistic scanning process. Human Head worked with Game On to capture the greater majority of the motion capture footage and Cubic Motion assisted with the processing of the scans. New challenges and partnerships such as these presented a tremendous growth experience for the studio.
From Ted Halsted, designer at Human Head Studios: “We at Human Head are grateful for the opportunity Square Enix gave our team to work on a project featuring such a cutting-edge cinematic presentation. This project really pushed our visual production capabilities and we learned a great deal during development. Above all, The Quiet Man explores intriguing narrative themes that are groundbreaking in interactive entertainment.”
The Quiet Man releases digitally on November 1 for PlayStation ® computer entertainment system and Steam ®. For more information on The Quiet Man, visit the links below. For the latest assets and press inquiries, visit Square Enix at http://sqex.to/Media.
Official Homepage: http://www.thequietmangame.com/
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 142 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 67 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/
About Human Head Studios
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Human Head Studios is an independent studio with more than 20 years of experience designing and developing commercial video games. Having worked on almost two dozen projects, the studio is best known for its critically acclaimed, award-winning titles Rune and Prey. Human Head has also contributed to the development of mega hits Bioshock Infinite, World of Tanks, and Batman: Arkham Origins. The studio is currently hard at work on multiple projects for PC and next-gen consoles.