Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 at 08:29 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Could be a good move.
Techland, the developer of 'Dying Light,' 'Dead Island,' and 'Call of Juarez' among other games, has announced a move into publishing. Under the Techland Publishing label, the Poland-based company aims to "release 2 major multiplatform titles, and 4 in digital distribution."
From Techland's CEO Paweł Marchewka:
As a developer, we have worked with many renowned publishers in the past so we know first-hand what makes these kinds of collaborations efficient and satisfying for both parties. After the successful promotional campaigns for Dying Light and Dying Light: The Following, led by our own dedicated team, we believe this is the perfect time to use everything we’ve learned and help other developers.
We believe in a flexible and open publishing philosophy, based on respect for the players. We will encourage and financially support developers through investing in bold, unconventional games with great entertainment value.
Our goal is to release 2 major multiplatform titles, and 4 in digital distribution each year. We’re already scanning the market for opportunities and we’ll announce the first game to be released under Techland Publishing soon.
Considering the success of labels like Team17, tinyBuild, and Devolver Digital, Techland could do well just finding and guiding the right projects from indie teams. Of course, projects on the size of 'Dying Light' take considerable risk.
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