Kim Swift, co-creator of Portal, has been flying under the radar…until recently. After leaving Valve to become creative director over at Airtight Games, Kim all but disappeared. Now there are rumblings that she will be talking about her next project this Saturday at PAX.
Square Enix, who is collaborating with Airtight Games, revealed the following:
PAX attendees will be the first to see Square Enix and Airtight Games globally reveal a top–secret joint project through their exclusive panel. Meet the development team, including Creative Director Kim Swift (Portal, Left 4 Dead 1, Left 4 Dead 2) and the rest of the Airtight Games team, and hear their explanation of how they are bringing an incredibly fascinating and quirky game to life.
It will be interesting to see how the transition worked out for Swift. Leaving Valve — one of the most highly-regarded companies in the gaming industry — for a virtually unknown developer may not have been, in a lot of people’s minds, the smartest move.