SUSTAINABLE SWEDISH PUBLISHER PARTNERS A LITTLE BRAVE WITH THREE STUDIOS IN HYBRID INDIE COLLABORATION

Uppsala, Sweden – May 11, 2022: Sustainable Swedish publisher Kinda Brave is delighted to announce that it is working closely with three development studios Ember Trail, Dinomite Games and TIC TEK TOE. The studios are all in full swing with Dinomite Games’ debut title, a dynamic hand-drawn co-op Hack n’ Slash Go Fight Fantastic! coming in 2023, and two more exciting new indie titles soon to be announced by Ember Trail and TIC TEK TOE in the coming months.

Björn Rudolfsson, CEO and co-founder of Kinda Brave said:
“We are thrilled to be working with the talented teams at Ember Trail, Dinomite Games and TIC TEK TOE. We want all of our studios to feel part of the group, sharing our goals, philosophy and culture as we do everything our best to provide them with the resources they need to get the results they want. A publisher’s independent hybrid model is not just focused on the business aspects, but on the day-to-day support and growth of studios and people who work there, allowing each studio to devote all their time and energy to the development of quality independent titles.

Kinda Brave Family Studios will align with core publisher goals and ideals, putting people, gamers, and planet first. Each studio will be donated;

  • Tools to focus on the people within the company, championing a happy and healthy workplace based on equality and inclusiveness.
  • Resources and time to integrate player accessibility features into their games, including training and certifications.
  • Opportunities and ways to work sustainably through thoughtful choices of suppliers and manufacturers, recycling and reusing equipment, and reducing travel to achieve climate neutrality. The production of titles will also be carried out with environmentally friendly game settings, aimed at reducing the overall energy consumption of players.

In addition to offering financial support, sales and marketing services, Kinda Brave offers all studios support from shared resources, ranging from HR, recruiting and legal services to a full-time sustainability manager. – priorities that only a much larger company could justify.

By pooling resources, each studio can remain small and united, exchanging know-how and inspiration for the benefit of all.

The studios will also be able to make full use of Kinda Brave’s offices in Uppsala, where the publisher uses renewable energy to power and heat its offices.

About Ember Trail

Ember Trail is made up of a group of developers with tons of indie and AAA experience, putting player creativity first. The co-founders’ goal was to create a healthy work culture, centered on employee health and happiness. Formerly known as Bad Yolk, the team developed and released Main Assembly in January 2021, providing players with an inventive sandbox experience filled with plenty of challenges. The game was nominated for Best Debut and Best Technology at the Nordic Game Awards 2021. The studio is hard at work on their next title, which will be announced soon!

Quote from David Penelle, Studio CEO at Ember Trail:
Being part of Kinda Brave is a natural fit for our shared values ​​around sustainable play, while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of shared resources and developing a strong bond with an internal publisher. Making games is fun, but challenging, so having the

prin-house editing agmatic mindset prDelivering best-in-class strategy and operations gives us, as developers, the freedom to focus on the creative side of creating a great game. We travel together and look forward to sharing more stories soon. information about our next game. Follow us on Twitter for updates!

www.embertrail.com

About Dinomite Games

Dinomite Games was founded in 2016 as a small two-person studio and has since grown into a seven-person team in Uppsala. Under the watchful eye of Captain Bowie, the little pet dog with a big personality, the studio is currently hard at work developing their debut title, Go Fight Fantastic!, a dynamic 1-3 player Hack n’ Slash co-op set in a universe hand drawn. Made up of a team of gamers and a work ethic built on creativity, the studio is always striving to create the kinds of games they would play themselves.

Quote from Lina Andersson, CEO of Dinomite Games:
“Partnering with Kinda Brave has allowed us to focus on what we love: the creative process of making games. They’ve helped us grow our team and made sure we don’t have to worry about funding. , marketing and more.

www.dinomitegames.com

About TIC TEK TOE

TIC TEK TOE is a small game development studio focused on systemic gameplay and technical experimentation. Comprised of a team of industry veterans, they draw all the lessons from their many years of game development and focus on creating fun, engaging, highly replayable games aimed at pushing the boundaries of what a small studio can achieve. Their ongoing ad project is the first stepping stone.

Quote from Martin Annander, CEO of TIC TEK TOE:
“Kinda Brave has given us the opportunity to focus on making the games we want to make the way we want to make them. The creative freedom not only in our choice of project, but also in the way we deliver our work, which we engage and what kind of processes we use. You get quite a few opinions after more than a decade of making games. With Kinda Brave, we can put them to the test!

www.tictektoe.com

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