New 2.25 Million UK Developer Revealed
Outplay Entertainment is hoped to offset the impact caused by the closure of APB developer Realtime Worlds, and is firmly being backed by the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
Founded by veteran industry players Douglas and Richard Hare – whose work history includes the formation of The Collective and Foundation 9 – Outplay will specialise in publishing games for smartphones, Apple iOS, Android, social networks and other platforms.
In a NowGamer interview, Outplay CEO Douglas Hare said, "There’s clearly a lot of success around those platforms. They’re growing at an incredible rate. We also factored in Android, Facebook, iOS, as well as Windows for phones and a whole roster of slate or tablet devices coming out as well. There’s such an uptake on these formats, and an insatiable appetite for games on those types of devices. It just seemed like a natural place for us to go."
You can check out the full Outplay Entertainment interview shortly.
The announcement comes after a slew of studio closures and lay-offs have hit the UK industry, and fears that the country could be losing skilled game workers to overseas markets.
No IP announcements have been made so far. Meanwhile, the new Reloaded version of Scottish IP All Points Bulletin is yet to enter into closed beta, but first information can be found here.