Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater developer The Behemoth is one of the biggest names on the indie scene. As a founding member of the movement, it has further set itself up as a beacon of hope for all indie teams by establishing two new initiatives aimed to help deliver promising games to the masses.
The first of these, Research Centaur, sends out QA teams to a limited number of studios to aid in their development and help them get picked up by established platforms. So far, Research Centaur has aided Supergiant Games with Transitor and Bastion iOS, Capybara Games with Super Time Force, and Alientraps with Apotheon.
The other program is called The Golden Egg Project in which The Behemoth will keep an eye out for promising indie projects at competitions and conventions and help them with funding through a private channel. Currently, The Behemoth is helping sponsor Asteroid Base in developing Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time.
Developers can’y apply for The Golden Egg project, and the only way to gain The Behemoth’s support is to keep showing off their game and hope it gets noticed.
“Born out of necessity and past experience, it provides an optional lifeboat in the sea of scary options currently out there. It’s your game, we just clear the roadblocks. No strings attached.”
It’s great to see the successful indie studios step up like responsible leaders to give aid when it is needed to others rather than step all over them and hold them back from success. It’s teams like The Behemoth which make indie gaming the most exciting scene in the medium right now. Keep it up guys.