From prototype to publication: a success story
UK Games Expo Redesigned Game Award Winner to be published
One of the UK Games Expo’s aims is to help new designers and small publishers take their first steps into the games industry. Budding designers and publishers have access to various events and services at the UKGE including playtesting activities, seminars and chances to pitch games to publishers.
For three years before it was replaced by the Wyvern’s Lair and the Speed Dating events, UK Games Expo ran a Board Game Redesign competition organized by Alan Paull of Surprised Stare and Kara Gander of Leisure Games. In 2015 this was won by designers Matthew Green and Samuel Mercer with a game called "A World Destroyed".
UK Games Expo has just learnt that this game (under the name Flicky Shapeships) is moving toward publication. Room 17 Games is working actively with Sam and Matt on the development of the Flicky Spaceships game and have confirmed that the global release will be at UK Games Expo next year. Ricard Fortun of Room 17 Games said “We want to celebrate this game’s birth in the same place it was actually conceived by Mat and Sam.”
Alongside Flicky Spaceships, Room 17 will also show their first game - Museum Rush - at UK Games Expo as well as other work-in-progress.
Room 17 Games are actively looking for exciting and original games from unknown designers as Ricard explained. “As a UK based company, we are eager to work with other designers and small companies that may need our help to promote, represent and sell their great creations. We have a talented design team and established distribution and logistics partners ready to fulfil our sales. Supporting new authors is key to us and even more if they were recognised by the UK’s largest and most important games convention.”
“Room 17 Games is constantly looking for game designers to help them in their publishing dreams. We have a team that will assess your game mechanics and work with you on the editing process to take it from concept to final product. As a professional company, full and paid authorship and credits are always given. So, we say to designers, if you think you have the next UK Games Expo big hit, get in touch with us!”
You can follow Room 17 Games on Facebook and Twitter (@Room17Games) and you will have the chance to meet them at UKGE next year, but also earlier at Essen Spiel in October this year and GAMA Trade Show in March 2018.
Room 17 Games will be running their first Kickstarter with Museum Rush from 30th October to 29th November. Don't miss out and follow it here: https://room17.games
Flicky Spaceships is planned to be on KS in February 2018 and we will have it here at UK Games Expo right out of the factory!