90’s gamers look out; because Sydney’s newest game developers have “pledged” to re-capture the spirit of nineties gaming.
The studio has already partnered with developers, Epiphany Games, a technology and game development studio that are soon to be releasing their own first title, Frozen Hearth, for the PC.
The mind’s behind Flat Earth Games include Leigh Harris (pretty much one of the inspirations I had that led to getting involved in PR and games writing to begin with) who started his career at Take two interactive, followed up with a very successful stint in PR at juggernaut Rockstar Games for 9 years. These days he runs the gaming business news site www.mcvpacific.com and has contributed to a string of reputable media prints (HYPER, Atomic, PC Powerplay, Kotaku AU, ABC’s Good Game, Telstra BigPond GameArena)
Making up the other half of the brothers Harris management team, is Rohan. Director of two indie flicks, writer for Telstra BigPond GameArena and Player Attack, and author of the novel, Inconvenient Things. Rohan has also been a staple in Australian games journalism.
Not a bad combined resume there fellas!
Flat Earth Games has cited games including Civilization, Transport Tycoon and Lightspeed for their inspiration and have announced the title will be available for both the iOS and PC, with Rohan stating “These things have always held a special place in our hearts and we’ve been hard at work on resurrecting the core concepts which drive them to share the things we love with a new generation.”
Regarding the partnership with Epiphany Games, Leigh had this to say “We’re immensely and disturbingly excited to be partnering with Epiphany” adding also “We’ve built our entire team from scratch, and simply couldn’t have done it without their commitment to the project.”
So when can we expect the title to be available for gamers?
Look to later this year, as the title has been slated for release in “late 2012”