Romuald Capron, the former studio director of Arkane Lyon, has joined new Paris-based indie studio ZeDrimeTim. The team is now working on its debut game Darwin’s Paradox, a platformer influenced by 50s science fiction.

Capron, who will take on the role as the studio’s associate and executive producer, noted that he wanted to get involved in a project “on a human scale.”

“I was immediately attracted by the art direction and gameplay mechanics of Darwin’s Paradox and I’m really excited to help the team at ZeDrimeTim, to turn that vision into a game with a strong identity,” he said in a press release.

Built with Unreal Engine 5, Darwin’s Paradox is described as a platformer / adventure game inspired by titles like Inside, Limbo, and Little Nightmares, as well as 50s science fiction and modern 3D animation films. It is expected to come out on PC and consoles in 2024.

Romuald Capron spent 16 years at Arkane Studios before leaving the company last October. He was the director of its office in Lyon, working on games like Deathloop and Dishonored.

ZeDrimeTim was founded in May 2022 by Gilles Aujard, Mika Tanguy, and Cédric Lagarrigue. The latter is known as the founder and former CEO of publisher Focus Home Interactive, where he worked for 20 years.

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