Remo announced he was leaving Double Fine late yesterday for Campo Santo, which was formed last September by Mark of the Ninja lead designer Nels Anderson, former Telltale Games creative director and designer Jake Rodkin, designer and writer Sean Vanaman and artist Olly Moss.
For those asking: I've left Double Fine—best place I ever worked. Sad to leave my friends there, but excited to join friends at @CampoSanto!— Chris Remo (@chrisremo) February 6, 2014
Remo began his industry career writing for the website Adventure Gamers and running the Idle Thumbs website and podcast. He served as editor-in-chief at both Shacknews and Gamasutra, at the latter of which he became editor-at-large.
In 2010, Remo moved to Irrational Games and served as the company's community manager for two years before returning to San Francisco to revive the Idle Thumbs podcast. As part of a Kickstarter campaign for the podcast, Remo composed the soundtrack to the game campaign backers would receive, Thirty Flights of Loving. In 2012, Remo joined Double Fine, where he co-wrote The Cave alongside Ron Gilbert and designed and composed for Amnesia Fortnight title Spacebase DF-9. Remo also composed the soundtrack for The Fullbright Company's Gone Home.
Thrilled that one of our best friends in the world, @chrisremo is coming over here to make some stuff. Welcome, brother!— Campo Santo (@camposanto) February 6, 2014
Campo Santo has been mum on its debut title, which is being developed in collaboration with Portland-based Mac utility software creator and design studio Panic Inc.