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Life is Strange maker Dontnod moves into third-party game publishing

Dontnod has given a nod to third-party publishing, because the maker of the Life is Strange collection stated it is going to begin publishing video games for different game builders.

The first third-party publishing venture is with Denmark’s PortaPlay. The two corporations will co-produce an authentic game that meshes with Dontnod‘s own values. Those values are about creating emotionally charged story-based games about real people in realistic settings with the added touch of the supernatural. At least that’s what the Life is Strange collection, which has offered tens of millions of items, is like.

PortaPlay’s Hans von Knut Skovfoged stated his Copenhagen-based studio is specializing in video games with that means, combining game mechanics and storytelling about individuals in disaster and going through ethical dilemmas. Dontnod added extra publishing and advertising capabilities final 12 months to prepare for this growth.

“As a publisher, we want to offer players experiences that are both accessible to the wider audience, while setting the bar high regarding themes and quality of design,” stated Xavier Spinat, head of publishing at Dontnod, in a press release. “From our first discussions with PortaPlay, it became clear to us that co-producing and publishing this original creation would allow us to expand our portfolio with a game complementary to our in-house productions, while remaining true to our DNA. We will be able to bring to our partner with our know-how and our knowledge of the market, in line with our communities’ expectations.”

Tell Me Why features the twins Tyler and Alyson.

Above: Tell Me Why options the twins Tyler and Alyson. Tyler is transgender.

Image Credit: Microsoft

Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert informed GamesIndustry.biz final November that the studio needed to be “as independent as possible” going ahead. The firm’s newest game, Twin Mirror, was the primary title they self-published, having beforehand labored in partnership with Square Enix, Focus Home Interactive, and Microsoft for earlier titles.

PortaPlay has about 10 individuals. Dontnod has additionally raised cash and expanded its personal inner publishing plans. Late final 12 months, Dontnod had two massive video games. Microsoft revealed Dontnod’s Tell Me Why in August and September. And Dontnod self-published a second game, Twin Mirror.

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