Veteran game publishing house Encore Publishing Group announced today the newest branch of its software publishing brand, Octopus Tree. Offering a focused, custom approach to video game publishing, Octopus Tree consists of a small group of experienced industry professionals dedicated to nurturing developers’ games into their best versions imaginable.
Octopus Tree already boasts a trio of PC games for 2016, including Goliath, Buildanauts, and Robot Arena III. Goliath is an open-world ARPG where players build giant robots in order to battle dangerous monsters. Buildanauts is an open-world city construction simulator for players of all ages, giving users the opportunity to build their own city. In Robot Arena III, players design and build their own robots and enter them into an arena in order to compete against other bots in fights to the finish.
The Octopus Tree is a one-of-a-kind Sitka Spruce on the Oregon Coast that is believed to be up to 300 years old. Its limbs extend horizontally outward and then straight up, giving the appearance of an Octopus growing out of the ground. According to the company, this strange yet powerful tree is the perfect symbol for the types of games Octopus Tree intends to release.
Encore Publishing Group’s new indie branch wants games that turn familiar ideas on their head or offer something that people have never seen before. Octopus Tree wants games that appeal to small passionate niches in the gaming world. Octopus Tree provides flexible services to developers, including funding, marketing and PR, QA, localization, sales support and more.
Octopus Tree will be at the Game Developers Conference and Game Connection in San Francisco this week, meeting with developers and media to discuss upcoming game titles.
Check out the Octopus Tree games launch trailer, below.