Campo Santo's Firewatch Is Coming To Theaters

Indie game studio Campo Santo team up with Good Universe for a Firewatch film adaptation.

6 months ago by Felicia Miranda in News

Indie game developer and publishing company Campo Santo have announced that they will be teaming up with Good Universe to create a film adaptation to their critically acclaimed game, Firewatch. Founder of Campo Santo, Sean Vanaman, talked about how this all came to be after making the exclusive announcement on Hollywood Reporter with Joe Drake and Akshay Mehta, the co-founder and VP of Good Universe.

“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. It's rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can't wait to see what we make together,"

- Sean Vanaman, Founder of Campo Santo

Firewatch was released on February 9, 2016, and has since sold 1 million copies to date. We at Indie Obscura see this as a giant step for indie games especially since earlier this year, there was news of a live-action TV show adaptation for the episodic indie game, Life Is Strange. Hopefully this becomes a trend as there are many indie titles that would make great films and shows.

Feature image courtesy of Panic Blog.

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