Starbreeze Announces New Indie Publishing Label – Starbreeze IndieLabs

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced the start of a new label under its Publishing business – “Starbreeze IndieLabs”

As a first IndieLabs project, Starbreeze and Croatian game developers Lion Game Lion have signed an agreement for Starbreeze to invest 300 000 USD to bring the game “AntiSphere” to PC and other platforms. Starbreeze will be able to recoup its full investment, where after Starbreeze will retain 30% of the revenues after distribution fees. Lion Game Lion and Soap Interactive will retain 100% of the Intellectual Property (IP).

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Antisphere is a top-down competitive arena battle game in which players use their skills in order to catch each other out, and win the match. It’s a high-octane action packed experience with a large variety of ships, weapons and arenas.

AntiSphere will be showcased in Starbreeze booth at the Reboot event taking place in Zagreb November 8-13.

Under the new Publishing sub-label Starbreeze aims to sign projects smaller in scope and investment to give developers an easy and quick way to reach the market with Publishing support. Starbreeze IndieLabs will continue to work according to Starbreeze Publishing’s principles, where Starbreeze aims to be a best in class partner enabling developers to retain a large portion of IP-rights and fair revenue shares, while the Labs label will signify the start-up spirit of the projects.

AntiSphere is in development, release dates and other platforms are to be determined and announced at a later date. Read more about the game: http://antispheregame.com/

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Starbreeze is the latest in a long list of developers and publishers – big and small – to invest in indie games publishing. This year alone, Take-Two, Sega, GameStop and EA have all launched indie publishing initiatives, which compete with the likes of Devolver Digital, Team17, 505 Games, Curve, Square Enix, Sierra and a whole lot more.

Starbreeze Publishing Contact: Mikael Nermark, Chief Operating Officer, Starbreeze AB. Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email:business@starbreeze.com

Starbreeze aims at becoming a catalyst for the developer’s success. Projects will be selected and managed carefully and game developers will be encouraged to retain part of the IP. By leveraging its know-how in digital publishing, distribution partnerships and game marketing, Starbreeze will drive game sales and revenue over the games life-span. Read more about Starbreeze publishing business here: http://www.starbreeze.com/2015/05/starbreeze-launches-publishing-business

About Starbreeze

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content.

Starbreeze’s most recent games include PAYDAY 2 , the upcoming John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight.

Starbreeze has set out to develop immersive virtual reality experiences, by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR head mounted display, to be produced together with Acer, displaying a unique field of view and a mission to bring top-end VR to large audiences. Together with IMAX, Starbreeze aspires to dominate the location based VR market with the IMAX VR centers, set to premiere in its first location in Los Angeles during 2016.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A-share) and SE0005992831 (B-share). Remium Nordic is the company’s Certified Adviser.

For more information, please visit  http://www.starbreeze.comhttp://www.starvr.comhttp://www.overkillsoftware.com