With rising budgets many publishers are taking safe bets by picking up popular licenses and making sequels. It’s similar to what the bigger studios are doing in Hollywood except movie fans have a choice to watch indie films on the Sundance channel. Gamecock sounds like they want to be the indie circuit of the video game world with new properties and “innovative games”. Here is what they have in their line up so far:
Fury: Developed by Auran, Fury is a massively multiplayer ‘player vs. player’ game for PC scheduled to be released for the 2007 holiday season.
Insecticide: Developed by Crackpot Entertainment, Insecticide is a stunning film noir action/adventure game set in a decaying world run by bugs. It will be available for the 2007 holiday season on handheld TBA and PC.
Mushroom Men: Developed by Red Fly Studios, Mushroom Men is an incredibly detailed stylised world where mushrooms have taken on human-like feature and are now embroiled in a civil war. This is slated for a spring 2008 release on a next-gen console and handheld (both TBC).
Hail to the Chimp: Developed by Wideload Games, Hail to the Chimp is an impossible to-classify party game based on politics in the animal kingdom. The game is scheduled for release in spring 2008 for next-gen consoles (TBC).
Hero: Developed by Firefly Studios, Hero is a brutal but comical romp through the ‘real’ world of medieval dungeons. It will be coming to a next-gen console (TBC) and PC in spring 2009.
Nothing sounds terribly different on paper, but I am interested to see how there games are going to play out in the future. Gamecock also has one other ace in their sleeve, a title developed by Alex Seropian, the founder of Bungie and the creator of Halo.