Mobile game maker Playdigious expands into PC and console titles
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French publisher of mobile games Playdigious announced its expansion into the PC and console gaming markets, starting with the release of new titles in August.
Paris-based Playdigious is the publisher of titles such as the mobile version of Evoland 2 and Cultist Simulator. Now he is planning four titles for PC and consoles in the coming months. It will also bring Dead Cells from PC to mobile on August 28.
Playdigious CEO Xavier Liard started Playdigious with Romain Tisserand almost five years ago, after Liard sold DotEmu, a retro games company. Playdigious has branched out into mobile gaming, releasing paid titles from independent mobile game developers, and it has had hits like Evoland, Mini Metro, Evoland 2, Cultist Simulator, and a number of others.
“Our goal has been to focus on one thing and do it right,” Liard said in an interview with GamesBeat. “We are expanding into new platforms, but we will continue to do what we have been doing. Take good games and bring them to new platforms.
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The first upcoming title is Pix the Cat from developer Pastagames, which hits Nintendo Switch on August 8 in North America, Europe and Australia. In this game, you put your reflexes to the test and scratch your head with Pix the Cat. This intense arcade game offers you to collect ducklings and lead them to a safe area. It’s easier said than done. You can preorder it now.
Playdigious also publishes Dungeon Of The Endless from Sega Amplitude Studios. It will soon debut on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
When their escape pod crashes on the unexplored planet of Auriga, the prisoners and guards have no choice but to work together to survive. In this rogue type dungeon defense game, you must protect your generator with your team of heroes – each with their own strengths and flaws – against endless waves of monsters and fight your way to the surface to discover the truth about Auriga.
The company is also releasing The Almost Gone from developer Happy Volcano on PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. In this contemporary tale, you play as a young girl stuck between life and death. You explore your surroundings to uncover the dark and poignant truth about his death.
And Playdigious publishes Turmoil from developer Gamious on Nintendo Switch. In this game, you drill for oil just like in 1899. In this western inspired management game, you play as an oil entrepreneur during the 19th century oil rush in North America. You can become a tycoon, develop your city, and get upgrades for better drilling.
All four games will be playable at the Playdigious booth at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany in mid-August. I will be attending Gamescom and the Devcom conference that precedes it.
“It’s a great time for the video game industry,” Liard said. “There’s cloud gaming to come, and there’s a new generation of consoles. It’s a good opportunity for the indies. There is a misconception that indie games cannot work on mobile. We are fighting this misconception.
The company does not have any in-house game studios and therefore sources its supplies from existing game developers. Playdigious has 10 employees.
“Our intention is not to grow too fast,” Liard said. “We want to remain a small company, but with very talented people. “
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