Cohort shifts gears after 'challenging' 2010

Cohort shifts gears after 'challenging' 2010

By Rob Crossley

January 31st 2011 at 2:55PM

Dundee developer hopes to keep troubles in the past as it begins self-publishing drive

The situation at Cohort Studios appears to have stabilised slightly after fighting through a testing twelve months.

The Dundee outfit last year made 27 staff redundant, while negotiations with other publishers on various game projects had not been secured.

Now the studio’s CEO has revealed he had secured enough funds to develop and soon release its first self-published title.

Cohort is developing a PSP Minis title as well as expanding its publishing business with self-funded and self-published titles due for release later in the year.

As part of the studio’s new self-publishing push, Cohort has appointed Grant Alexander as its own marketing manager.

Alexander, who boasts over 10 years of experience, is the Scottish developer’s first marketing executive.

CEO Lol Scragg said Alexander “is an important addition to our team as we move towards the release of our first self-published title”.

“His marketing experience and enthusiasm for the games industry is already having a great effect within the studio as we move in a different direction following a challenging 2010,” Scragg added.

Alexander revealed the studio “has been developing a couple of high quality games that are due for release in the next few months”.