by Badger Nimahson
MY.GAMES is launching a project for the best AAA shooter concept for consoles. The winner will receive all the financing required to create the game and start a developer studio with full legal and creative independence. MY.GAMES will handle the organizational and operational issues of launching the new business, allowing developers to focus on creating the game.
This is could be a fantastic opportunity for an indie development studio and whilst on first glance, it looks too good to be true MY.GAMES does actually have a fair bit of pedigree behind them.
MY.GAMES creates titles for the PC, consoles and mobile devices. The company operates more than 60 projects with more than 150 titles in its portfolio, including HAWK: Freedom Squadron, Hustle Castle, War Robots, as well as Armored Warfare, Skyforge, Legend: Legacy of the Dragons, Allods Online. The Global Operations Department portfolio includes renowned titles like Warface, ArcheAge, Perfect World, Revelation, and others. More than 540 million players have registered in MY.GAMES titles.
Speaking about this fantastic opportunity, Ilya Karpinsky, managing director of MY.GAMES Investment Division said:
“With MY.STUDIO, our goal is to support creative, innovative developers worldwide found their own studio and reach their full potential, We’re gamers first, so we’re really excited to find the next big thing in AAA shooters.”
Applications are open today and will close on September 30. Winners will be announced by the end of 2019.
To apply, developers must have a new AAA console shooter concept and at least five years of experience working on AAA projects, preferably within the same genre. Applications can be submitted via the MY.GAMES website. Participants will need to provide a detailed presentation of their concept and team. MY.STUDIO is open to developers based anywhere around the world and is also open to applications from established studios looking to expand.
MY.GAMES is committed to supporting the winning team with expertise and resources and will have a stake in the new studio. However, the winners will remain independent throughout development… The studio will also not be required to have MY.GAMES publish the title. The final level of investment and MY.GAMES stake in the company will be decided based on the winning team’s proposal.
“We’re publishers, but we’re also developers,” Karpinsky added. “We understand how important it is to retain creative freedom when signing up to a partnership like this. So with MY.STUDIO, we want the teams to focus on the project itself, while we handle all of the operational organizational issues.”
The launch of MY.STUDIO is a significant step in MY.GAMES’ international investment plan for developers. The company already invests in 15 partner developers, predominantly based in Russia and Asia. While previous investments have focused on indie and mobile development, MY.STUDIO represents a shift for the company into AAA development.
To apply for MY.STUDIO, visit https://my.games/newstudio
We would love to hear from any Developers who apply for this opportunity and discuss the experience. please contact us via our contact page