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GameStop exploding into game publishing, signs new devs

by Ron Duwell | April 18, 2016April 18, 2016 10:00 am PST


Video game retailer GameStop has made a move into publishing video games, expanding on its brand new GameTrust division, dedicated to publishing games by indie developers.

In addition to already owning the publishing rights for Insomniac Games’ Song of the Deep, announced in January, it has scooped up the rights to video games from The Order: 1886 developer Ready At Dawn, Deadlight developer Tequila Works, and Trine developer Frozenbyte. No specific titles have been announced just yet, but last we checked, Tequila Works was working on the ICO-like adventure game Rime, seen in the gallery below, and Frozenbyte announced a game called Shadwen.

An MCV UK interview with GameStop VP of Internal Development and Diversification Mark Stanley has more answers on GameStop’s recent moves into publishing games. Developers are expected to work with a budget of $15 million or less, and the deals will allow them to retain property of their creations.

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