Private Division: Four New Publishing
Private Division, a Publishing Label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO) has announced that the leading independent developers The good factory, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio and Yellow Brick Games Publishing agreements has taken.
After the recent acquisition of Roll7 in January, the non-announced titles of these four studios are now included in the Portfolio of Private Division, which already includes the Kerbal Space Program Franchise, Ollioli World, The Outer Worlds and more.
“At Private Division, we promote the best creative talents in the game industry and these four teams together with their experiences stand for a series of genres that will appeal to many different gaming target groups,” says Michael Worosz, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Division. “The Good Factory, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio and Yellow Brick Games each have their own and extremely different creative visions. We look forward to helping you to present your games in the world. “
The good factory was founded in 2008 by Nils Deneken and is under the direction of CEO and Creative Director Hannah Nicklin. The Copenhagen-based company develops story-based games and is mainly known for the IGF and Indievade Prize winner Mutazione from 2019, a mutant soap opera, in which small city stattsch meets supernatural. The good factory refers inspirations from a variety of disciplines and stories and would like to expand the limits of what games can be. The team is currently working on a new, story-based title.
“We are excited about how much private division divides our idea of the experience we want to give our players, and with which ethos we work together,” says Hannah Nicklin, Studio Lead and Creative Director with the good factory. “We are looking forward to our next story-based adventure and have put together a great team for it. We can barely expect to reveal more information about it. “
Evening Star was founded in 2018 by Christian Whitehead, Dave Padilla, Tom Fry, Hunter Bridges and Brad Flick. The company is located in Los Angeles, but also has branches in London and Melbourne. The founders have previously worked on the criticism-celebrated Sonic Mania Plus for Sega. Your debut title is a not yet announced 3D Action Jump-‘n’-Run, where your own Star Engine will be used.
“We pay attention to using the team’s individual skills to develop exciting gaming experiences with our very special sense of style,” says Dave Padilla, CEO at Evening Star. “Private Division is a fantastic partner with a team that sees our vision just as passionately. We are looking forward to reporting more about the new world created by us as soon as the studio has grown further. “
Piccolo Studio was founded in 2015 by Alexis Corominas, Jordi Ministral and Oriol Pujado, after the three friends left their successful advertising agency in Barcelona to pursue their passion for video games. Piccolo committed many of the most talented game developers Spain and was showered for the debuttitel Arise: A Simple Story with critical lob for storytelling and gameplay. Currently, the studio develops a completely new IP in cooperation with Private Division.
“At Piccolo Studios, we create very personal stories, which turn into universal topics and leave an impression of all our players,” says Alexis Corominas, co-founder of Piccolo Studio. “We tell our stories in a special way and are very pleased to have found a publisher who supports our vision and is just as interested that these stories achieve a large audience.”
Yellow Brick Games was founded in 2020 by industry veterans Thomas Giroux, Mike Laidlaw, Jeff Skalski and Frédéric St-Laurent B in Quebec City. After work on a variety of successful AAA franchises, including Dragon Age, Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, the Yellow Brick Games team now pursue the goal of providing innovative and fresh gameplay with a small but extremely capable troop. The studio believes that new systems enable opulent and interactive worlds, and is currently working on an ambitious new Action RPG.
“I found the challenge to help build a new studio of incredible talents, ambitious ideas and an absolute focus on our product, but at the same time, but also risks that may not be possible in the development of AAA games, Stimulating, “says Mike Laidlaw, Chief Creative Officer by Yellow Brick Games. “Our debut title should become something special and the partnership with Private Division offers our team the necessary support to produce a truly unforgettable game.” More details about the respective projects will announce private division together with the developers. All four titles are currently in an early stage of development and have no solid publishing dates. The publication of the first of this title is not expected from Take-Two before the financial year 2024.