Namco Bandai to Team Up With Indie Developers


Namco Bandai have revealed that they are teaming up with some of the leading Indie Developers in digital distribution announcements.

These agreements include with independent studios Nine Dots Studio, Magiko Soft and Lightmare Studio for the titles GoD Factory: Wingmen, Platformines and Beware Planet Earth. These three titles are scheduled for digital release later this year.

Information about each title is as follows:

GoD Factory: Wingmen from Nine Dots Studio is a ferocious team-based space combat simulator heading to PC, Mac and Linux. Players launch into fast-paced and intensely tactical 4 vs 4 matches with the aim of destroying the enemy’s vast Carrier under a relentless barrage of enemy fire. Completing matches lets players earn credits with which they can buy increasingly powerful and exotic parts to enhance their gunships and ultimately seize the upper hand in battle.

Platformines from Magiko Soft is a riveting blend of 16-bit platform action with RPG and shooter elements, offering a blast of original retro-style gaming fun. Coming to PC via Steam on March 28th, Platformines will invite players to explore a gigantic network of mines loaded with deadly enemies, traps and treasures. Customize your 2D hero in thousands of different ways and hunt for hidden chests, bags of gold and brutal weapons through the ever-changing randomly generated world.

Beware Planet Earth! from Lightmare Studio is a beguiling mix of classic tower defense and time management coming to iPhone, iPad and PC via Steam for the first time. Save your cows from the Martian invasion by building an effective defense using towers, traps and objects, and also by firing your zapper directly at the invading force of little green men. Following its initial PC release in 2012, this updated game will feature a multitude of new levels and enemies inspired by Valve’s universe.

Kevin YANAGIHARA, Senior SVP Production at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe stated:

We’re very pleased to be able to continue supporting independent developers and to encourage the amazing creativity in the scene, “Indie fans are already giving a lot of support to GoD Factory: Wingmen, Platformines and Beware Planet Earth, and as a publisher it’s great to be able to provide them with the platform and support they need to reach the bigger audiences that these brilliant games deserve.

Namco Bandai are also going to be a sponsor for the the Game Connection “Selected Projects” program. Giving independent developers a unique opportunity to pitch their games in front of some of the most influential people of the games industry worldwide, “Selected Projects” is a key part of the upcoming Game Connection America, taking place in San Francisco, March 17-19, 2014.

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