As the result of the reported fallout between Rockstar Games and Team Bondi over the troubled development of L.A Noire, it seems that Team Bondi may be looking looking to get absorbed into another local Sydney studio, KMM (Kennedy Miller Mitchell) Games.
Verified sources have informed Kotaku AU that McNamara and a few Team Bondi employees were spotted touring Dr D Studios in Sydney. The idea that their old boss may be joining the fray has ruffled a few games developers working at KMM Games as many had left Team Bondi and the company's well publicised work conditions prior to joining KMM. From Kotaku AU...
“Brendan McNamara was seen walking through the buildings of Dr. D yesterday, where Happy Feet 2 is being made,” claimed our source...
According to the source this bothered some Dr. D employees, many of which were ex-Team Bondi employees.
“Because Dr. D is filled with former Team Bondi employees who left due to the abusive work conditions,” the source continued, “this unexpected visit was quite… unsettling — to put it mildly.”
KMM Games was formed for the creation of games-related projects linked to the current films in production by director and producer, George Miller. KMM has studios in both Brisbane and Sydney, and one of their titles in production is the game adaptation of the animated film, Happy Feet 2.
A source close to KMM Games has also told Kotaku AU that it was well known within the company that director and producer, George Miller, is "incredibly impressed" with the work of McNamara and Team Bondi on L.A Noire.
For the full report, head on over to Kotaku AU...