In April this year, we wrote for the first time on Vortex that the new Brno team of InGame Studios, which is working on a spiritual successor to the Vietcong, is the former BadFly Interactive, which they renamed and received a new identity. We already alerted the company, which was abandoned by the original founders, then. The Brno team BadFly Interactive nevertheless had a developed sci-fi event TauCeti Unknown Origin and previously successfully successful games from the Dead Effect series.
Now the founders of BadFly Interactive have made themselves known again. Authors of TauCeti Lubomír Dykast, Jiří Pecher and Ondřej Valášek founded new BatFields studio. The company is also currently looking for development manager. But even more interesting is the partner that BatFields chose for their next project. Developers agreed to create a survival game with the Polish company CI Games. The company, founded in 2002, is one of the most important on the Polish market and has brands such as Sniper: Ghost Warrior or Lords of the Fallen.
“Unfortunately, the development of TauCeti is currently suspended, and I really don’t know if we will ever return to it at all. Although it had potential and it was my child. “
The new game is created in collaboration with the internal CI Games team and the brand will also belong to this company. It is supposed to be the third major IP in the CI Games portfolio. The title will be powered by Unreal Engine 5 technology and will be released on a PC and a new console. Naturally, we are interested in further details and we did not want to be satisfied with just a few publicly available information. What is the connection of the new studio to the original team? How did it work with CI Games? And most importantly, what will become the Dead Effect and isn’t TauCeti Unknown Origin the new game that development is actually continuing?
We therefore contacted Lubomír Dykast, who already led BadFly Interactive, and asked him if we could tell us more. Significantly, TauCeti is not the new project for CI Games. “Unfortunately, the development of TauCeti is currently suspended, and I really don’t know if we will ever return to it at all. Although it had potential and it was my child. But TauCeti has given us enough experience with Unreal technology, which we use for our new project, “Lubomír Dykast told Vortex.
According to him, however, there is also a continuation of Dead Effect in the game, which is of interest; on the contrary, it is more about the music of the more distant future. “We have two great scenarios, as well as a bunch of level proposals and great ideas and everything that is currently in the preparation and development phase. If I want to continue, it just has to be perfect, so I’m not in a hurry and I’ll be happy to take some time to prepare, “said Lubomír Dykast.
The first in line is a new project with the Polish company CI Games. “It will just be a gem, let yourself be surprised,” Lubomír attracts us. As for the combined history of BatFields and InGame Studios, yes, the core of both teams is really BadFly Interactive veterans. “You could say that BatFields is really the successor to BadFly,” explained Lubomír Dykast. “We have experienced developers and some young and motivated people around us in order to make the best games, which is just great,” he added.