Ghost Ship Video games, the developer of Deep Rock Galactic, introduced on Thursday that the studio is increasing into publishing. Ghost Ship, based mostly in Denmark, will start publishing small titles from different Danish studios. Whereas the studio solely has one sport underneath its belt, the long-lasting success of its dwarven co-op sci-fi shooter has paved the way in which for extra initiatives from different creators.
“Deep Rock Galactic remains to be the principle factor for Ghost Ship Video games,” mentioned Søren Lundgaard, CEO of Ghost Ship Video games, in a name with Polygon. “As a result of we’re sport builders, we proceed to pour our coronary heart and soul into this sport. However once we’ve been out at conferences and occasions the place we meet different builders, we obtained approached for recommendation on easy methods to safely undergo Steam Early Entry and easy methods to construct the sport with the neighborhood.”
Ghost Ship Video games initially labored with Espresso Stain publishing, however have since transitioned to self-publishing “90%” of Deep Rock Galactic. “We have been searching for builders that need to go the open improvement route and need to have interaction with the neighborhood,” mentioned Lundgaard.
After 5 years, Deep Rock Galactic opinions are “overwhelmingly constructive”, with practically 150,000 gamers weighing in on Steam. The neighborhood is understood for spreading the sport by means of constructive phrase of mouth, backed by a beneficiant microtransaction mannequin and clear communication from the builders. “It takes a whole lot of time to construct that belief,” says Lundaard. He’s optimistic that journey will translate into publishing recommendation for different builders. “We really haven’t had a conventional sport writer in Denmark — some for cell, however not for Steam. We see an enormous alternative for us to go in and assist Danish sport builders get revealed with Steam pleasant video games.”
Ghost Ship Video games will share extra particulars on publishing, and among the preliminary titles in its line-up, throughout the 5 12 months anniversary stream for Deep Rock Galactic in March.