The Astronauts, a game development studio founded by Adrian Chmielarz and known for their exploration-focused adventure game (or ‘walking simulator’ as some would call it) The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, is working on a new title.
So far, little is known about the game other than the fact that it’s going to be an open world action-adventure game powered by Unreal Engine 4.
A few days ago, Chmielarz posted a job offer for an AI programmer on skillshot.pl, a Polish website for people looking for a career in game development. The announcement reads as follows:
We are called The Astronauts, we made The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and before that our founders have worked for 10 years at People Can Fly (Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgement).
We’re making a new game, an open world action-adventure. It’s going to be cool, although of course we’re not trying to bite more than we can chew. Anyway, as can be seen from the description, it’s going to be more of a game than an explorer like Ethan. It will still have atmosphere and a story with a certain weigtht, it just won’t do without people and monsters trying to kill you. That’s why we’re looking for an AI programmer. It would be great if you could do something else so you could help out with other things but it’s not required. What is required is to write a reasonable AI based on what Unreal Engine 4 can offer as well as your own code.
So far, nothing else is known about the game, not even its title. The studio didn’t announce it on either their website or social media yet. We’ll keep you updated if more information comes to light.