Developer DrinkBox Studios officially confirms console exclusivity
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TORONTO, Ontario (September 30th 2010) - Toronto-based start-up DrinkBox Studios today announced that their alien-invasion-themed co-op platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob will be released as part of Sony Computer Entertainment America’s“Pub Fund” program.
Developers looking to release a game through the Pub Fund initiative must be prepared to build it to completion and commit to a period of console platform exclusivity. In return, approved developers receive a development-budget-matching royalty guarantee from SCEA. A number of popular PlayStation ? Network games, including Burn Zombie Burn by DoubleSix and Joe Danger by Hello Games, have already been released through the program.
DrinkBox CEO Ryan MacLean had this to say about the initiative:“Pub Fund has been a good fit for us. The royalty guarantee and other Pub Fund terms have allowed us to confidently focus on finishing our game while retaining ownership and artistic control over the project. Working with SCEA has been a great experience in general: The advice they have given us over the course of development has helped us build a better game. We’re excited to be working with them on this project!”
Tales from Space: About a Blob is slated for an early 2011 release. More information on the game is available at www.aboutablob.com.
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