Attendees of Games Expo Scotland will have the opportunity to go hands-on with hot indie titles.
GES 2014 kicks off on 4 Octobers and today a line-up of indie devs has been revealed. These are the first batch of confirmed indie developers but there will no doubt be more added in the weeks ahead.
The Edinburgh-based folks at Blazing Griffin have been responsible for the atmospheric PC-puzzler The Ship, as well as top-down tactical combat game (and All Points Bulletin spin-off) APB Retribution, and the more family-friendly Dino Tribes match-3 Windows Phone game. A varied portfolio of creativity.
Based in Sunderland, Coatsink isn’t just a curious name, it’s a team of passionate gamers who have a diverse back catalogue of titles that cross all formats, including a dabbling in Oculus Rift with the still-in-development, The Climb.
As you can see by visiting their website, this is one top-secret indie developer, expect to hear more from them soon!
Hailing from London, Curve have been in the business for years, and have the chance to work with many big names as well as creating their own immensely popular games like Stealth Bastard and Fluidity. They’re working on something extra-special as we speak too.
Lost Zombie Studio
Founded in Dundee, this two-man studio has history in games after leaving Crackdown developer Realtime Worlds in 2010. There’s pedigree here, for sure, and with accolades like a Golden Joystick and ‘Most Innovative Game’ award from Scottish Game Jam 2014, it looks like Lost Zombie Studio won’t disappoint.
Coming from Livingston, Scotland, Mogworks has a history of game development on mobile platforms, with the hugely successful Prison Escape being their biggest hit so far. Word is, they’re working on a sequel too…
Comprised mainly of students and hobbyists, Retroburn already has the likes of Tron-like lightbike racer Positron under its belt, and is continually experimenting for the next great gaming experience it can provide. Expect to see something interesting at their stand.
Coming straight out of Edinburgh, Secret Lunch is a small team working on a rather ambitious title – all while being really open about its development too.
Situated in “sunny Dundee” (their words, not mine), Stand Out Games is formed from a small team of uni graduates looking to bring some exciting ideas to mobile gaming. Be on the lookout for what they have to show at GES this year!
Another talented studio coming out of Edinburgh (noticing a trend?), this two-man team has a passion for mobile game development, and their wildly successful Tilt & Sprout has only further ignited that passion. They see themselves as creating high-quality titles on a smaller scale, crafting wonderful experiences with their own personal touch.
New Star Games found it’s success when it reached mobile, and since the release of New Star Soccer nothing has been able to hold it back! Simon Reed has won awards for his success, and we know that anything he has up his sleeve next is sure to be a winner.
There still tickets available for the two day expo which tales place in Edinburgh and it’s an ideal opportunity to check out upcoming releases and immerse yourself in the world of videogames.
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