Night in the Woods' Scott Benson Teases "Brand New" Game, Not a Sequel

Night in the Woods' Scott Benson Teases "Brand New" Game, Not a Sequel

Don't expect a return to Possum Springs.

The Glory Society, a worker cooperative development team founded by Night in the Woods co-creators Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry, along with musician Wren Farren, is hinting at what will be its first game. Details are scant at the moment, but there's a bit we can glean from today's teaser, and Benson confirms that this project is something "brand new."

It's been more than a year since The Glory Society has posted anything to its Twitter, but today's new message and GIF are our first, cryptic look at the team's new game. The tweet reads "the moon rises, the wind changes," and the gravestone pictured in the GIF has "a season above / a season below" engraved on it. That sounds like a pretty good tagline for a game, or perhaps even a title. That big glowing symbol on the stone is probably a hint too—if not, hey, cool gravemarker.

Beyond a promise of "more info soon," that's about all that The Glory Society account says at the moment, but Benson also provided some more info on his personal account: it's not Night in the Woods 2, he says. "[The project] is something brand new, and we're proud of it, and excited," Benson writes.

First revealed in early 2019, The Glory Society actually formed and started working as a co-op in early 2018. Benson and Hockenberry joined other devs from cooperative studios Motion Twin and Pixel Pushers Union 512 for a talk about the benefits and drawbacks of worker-owned democratic structures in game development at GDC 2019.

"Everything is set up for top-down structures so it did take some time finding a lawyer and accountant who understood," Hockenberry told GamesIndustry.biz last year. "Luckily we found a lawyer and an accountant who were not only knowledgeable but also excited about what we're trying to do."

Night in the Woods is currently available for PC, Mac or Linux as part of the massive Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, which has raised over $7,000,000 for charity over the last few weeks. Created by Benson, Hockenberry, and Alec Holowka, Night in the Woods is also available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.

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Mathew Olson

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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