Book Burner Games is a new indie studio founded by Russian game journalist Peter Salnikov. The small team is now working on its debut title, which will be a tactical RPG.
Salnikov shared the news on his social media on September 15. He will serve as Book Burner Games’ creative director and music supervisor.
The studio, which currently employs seven people, has been working on an unannounced RPG with tactical combat set in an original world for the past six months. Book Burner Games said it will share more details and behind-the-scenes content soon.
As Salnikov told App2Top.ru, the studio is now self-financing the development, but it is open to offers from publishers and investors.
Настал этот день! После многих лет неумолимой работы я покидаю кресло ведущего подкаста «Отвратительные мужики» и углубляюсь в разработку видеоигр. Подкаст остаётся в руках дуэта @tvoy_dead и @citizenzaggy, техническая часть — все еще вотчина @youtorama. https://t.co/ezICrQDbog
— Peter Salnikov (@blessmepadre) September 15, 2021
Peter Salnikov started his career as a journalist, writing for a few Russian game outlets. In 2012, he co-founded website Disgusting Men and the self-titled podcast. To focus on Book Burner Games, he stepped down as the host, remaining the project’s producer and business development manager.
Salnikov also helped compose music for games like Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword and Sin Slayers. This year, he started podcast The House of the Dev with Arkane Studios founder Raphael Colantonio, discussing different aspects of game development with industry veterans like Warren Spector, Viktor Antonov, and Ken Levine.