The change in the industry to a hits-driven business model and the rising cost of production have made it very difficult for the smaller independent developer to get signed or even noticed by a major publisher.
"Everyone is trying so hard to be innovative that the soul of our industry has become clouded. We want to work with our partners to create what made this industry so exciting...classics," said Andrew Hoolan V.P. of Marketing of Wild Hare Entertainment.
The truth is... this industry was built by independent game developers, their creative ideas and strong publisher relationships.
Wild Hare Entertainment understands the future growth of this industry is rooted in its past and believes that the publisher/developer relationship should be a true partnership. In truth, the publishers' and developers' very existence (not to mention industry growth) is dependent on this partnership. It is imperative for this partnership to be built on trust and respect.
"There is no doubt in my mind that the developers who work with us will realize that we are an indispensable part of their team and that the independent developer community will have a true evangelist for their cause," said Matt Tolleson V.P. of Publishing Wild Hare Entertainment.
Funded through Dallas area investment and by leveraging the upcoming BLiTs gaming server technology in select titles, Wild Hare is positioned to manage the development and release of titles on various current/next-generation platforms and a host of Mobile devices. Wild Hare's current strategies include retail, download and online gaming with plans for Xbox Arcade™ and Sony's PlayStation 3™ download facility in the works.
Wild Hare's strength resides in their ability to secure titles from sources throughout the world and their strategic future use of the BLiTs gaming server technology. They provide independent developers the exposure they deserve through creative marketing, innovative public relations, experienced sales and distribution teams. They also have the ability to provide conversion teams for porting a title to any existing platform and testing facilities. Combined with the BLiTs gaming server technology, Wild Hare plans to develop games that not only deliver fun with the initial purchase but are designed to provide the customer with an ongoing experience through the BLiTs server system, and ongoing revenue generation for Wild Hare and its development partners.