A new game studio has opened in Wellington called Studio MayDay, founded by Joshua Boggs.

Boggs was the creator of the award-winning indie puzzler, Framed which Hideo Kojima described as his best game of the year.

Boggs will serve as the studio's CEO and creative director, joined by Earthlight developer Emre Can Deniz who is taking on the role of studio director and COO.

MayDay is working on an unannounced RPG title, which Boggs describes as "a project that is very close to my heart and contains a lot of personal thoughts, optimistically tragic themes, and a love letter to the games I grew up playing."

The studio is in the process of staffing up across a number of discplines, including art, design, and programming.