Indie devs Campo Santo announced they are joining Valve. The terms of the deal is not entirely clear by the announcement; however, Campo Santo confirmed that they will be moving from California to Valve’s headquarters in Washington to continue work on the upcoming game In the Valley of Gods. While Campo Santo now has greater access to resources thanks to Valve’s much deeper pockets, Campo Santo has assured gamers that it will be business as usual outside of the new work address.
The move is part of Valve’s push to refocus their efforts in releasing video games after several years of focusing on first party hardware ventures like Steam Controller and hardware partnerships like the Steam Machine. Campo Santo cites a similar work culture as the driving force behind their decision.