Japanese gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) is announcing a new developer program that aims to support independent developers in the United States.
It’s called ‘GREE Loves Indies’ and the plan is to offer developers and small studios access to GREE’s resources and expertise. The company will also hold an ‘Indie of the Month’ contest where developers are invited to submit their games to be considered for a four to six week launch and release support campaign. Applications for the first contest are due on November 2nd.
Over the next few days at GDC Online in Austin, Texas, developers can visit GREE to find out more about the program. Eros Resmini, the SVP of developer relations and marketing at GREE International noted:
[Indie developers] are responsible for pushing the limits of creativity and driving innovation within the mobile industry and I feel we have a responsibility to give them the tools and knowledge they need to work their magic.
More Indie Partners
GREE also recently announced a number of new indie development partners in North America for its mobile gaming platform. Those partners are:
- Fifth Column Games, Inc – Located in San Francisco, this game studio was founded in 2011 and has developed games for console, mobile, web, and PC.
- Enders Fund, Inc – A mobile game studio also based out of San Francisco. TriviaThis will be among one of its first titles to be featured on GREE’s platform.
- Fathom Interactive – Based in Vancouver, Fathom is a developer and outsourcing partner. It hopes to have its popular Sky Pirates title on GREE’s platform by the end of the year.
- FreezeTag, Inc – This California-based developer creates casual games for mobile, PC, and Mac. Its Party Animals title will launch for GREE sometime this year.