Hey there! My name is Sean Krankel, I’m one of the co-founders of Night School Studio. We’re a small team of developers, originally from Telltale and Disney in Los Angeles, with a passion for telling stories in new ways.
Our first game, Oxenfree, is a supernatural thriller set in the Pacific Northwest. In it, you play as a girl named Alex who unwittingly opens a rift in time and space, and her friends go from partying to possessed.
It was our passion to make a game that felt like the Steven Spielberg films of the 80s and 90s, one where very mortal, terrifying events can unfold, yet the people involved can still have a sense of wonder. We’ve always thought of Oxenfree as a mix between “Stand By Me” and “Poltergeist”, but we’ve also heard that the mind-bending elements of the story push it into a whole other freaky territory.
We’re so honored that the press and fans have responded to our weird, funny, scary game with such overwhelming positivity over the last couple months! There’s a lot of heart in this game, and I’m looking forward to many more gamers getting lost on Edwards Island (where Oxenfree takes place).