Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser’s new company is creating an “open world action-adventure”

Absurd Ventures, the media company established by Rockstar Games co-founder and creative director Dan Houser following his departure from the Grand Theft Auto developer in 2020, is working on an “open world action-adventure”.

Absurd Ventures was formally unveiled last June, with a mission statement of “building narrative worlds, creating characters, and writing stories for a diverse variety of genres” across mediums including of live-action, animation, games, books, graphic novels, and scripted podcasts.

November bought news of Absurd Ventures’ first two projects, American Caper and A Better Paradise. At the time the company referred to them as two “universes” that would begin as a graphic novel and podcast respectively before expanding across a “wide range of formats and platforms”. Both are due to release at some point this year.

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