Super Rare Games, a leading company publishing physical copies of games for the Switch, has announced its publishing label Super Rare Originals.
Super Rare Games are predominantly known for its physical releases of Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Crush KO and its Indie Games MixTape. However, the company has taken the leap and launched its own indie publishing company for both console and PC.
In its press release, Super Rare Originals stated, ‘Having worked with 100s of developers across the last 4 years, we want to support talented indie devs long-term and hopefully help to start changing the industry to be more developer-focused. We're taking an 'indie-first' approach, as we believe publishers should feel honoured to work with developers, rather than the power dynamic being the other way around, as is often the case.’
Super Rare Originals continued to state, ‘Our goal is to buck the cold, impersonal trends you see in some parts of the industry. We see ourselves as being 'indie's best friend', supporting all different scales of indie devs in every way.’
Super Rare Originals have already announced the first five games it will be publishing: Completely Stretchy, Lone Ruin, Grapple Dog, The Gecko Gods and POST VOID.
‘Completely Stretchy is a short, first-person surreal and cartoony experience. Explore the vibrant Grombi Isles using your new found floppy abilities such as your stretchy arm, sticky fingers, and more!’
‘From the creator of Hell is Other Demons comes Lone Ruin, a spell-based roguelike twin-stick shooter with tons of replayability. Play as an explorer who seeks a mysterious ancient power in an old ruin, built atop a source of magical goop used by olden mages to power and transform themselves.’
‘Grapple Dog is an exhilarating 2D pixel-art platformer from pixel art veteran Joseph Gribbin. Use your awesome grappling hook to clear tricky challenges as Pablo, the Grapple Dog!’
‘Explore a mysterious island as a tiny lizard in The Gecko Gods. Complete ancient puzzles, effortlessly climb cliffs and eat bugs as you make your way across an island civilization lost to time.’
‘POST VOID is a challenging arcade-style first-person shooter with one objective: be fast. Each run will be a little bit different with procedurally generated levels.’