Anthony Tan is a 16-year-old student in Melbourne, Australia. He’s been making a video game, and now his video game has a real publisher. Way to the Woods caught fire on Reddit when Sean Murray, working on No Man’s Sky as the Founder of HelloGames, made note of it.
Team17, the same company that publishes the likes of Worms, The Escapists and a whole lot more, has signed Way to the Woods. The news came this morning by way of a press release. In that release, Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17, had this to say.
“Way to the Woods is an absolutely beautiful, unique looking game and upon speaking with Anthony, we could not have been more impressed. He’s an incredibly mature person for his age with a very bright future ahead of him and it’s mind blowing what he’s achieved thus far. Team17 is helping nurture a number of studios around the world and I personally can’t wait to help Anthony achieve his goals. We’re extremely excited to be here to share this journey with him.”
Bestwick’s right. The game certainly is beautiful.
Tan, of course, is excited.
“To join a label that is responsible for helping teams such as Playtonic, Lilith, Mouldy Toof and many more is like a dream come true! I’m so excited to be working with an experienced label like Team17 and I’m confident that it’s the right positive step for Way to the Woods.”
Way to the Woods is currently a PC title. It has no release date yet, but this publisher has definitely made that something that we’ll see soon enough.