Italian indie developer Ovosonico has partnered with 505 Games to create “new, ambitious IP.”
The studio behind boutique indie games like Last Day Of June is hoping to expand into the growing indie-Triple-A market through the partnership. Ovosonico claim the partnership with 505 Games will grant them access to the “resources and know-how of a recognized and successful international team.”
A new office in Milan will serve as the company’s new headquarters, in order to support an expanding team size and increased infrastructure. Ovosonico has begun recruiting in preparation for the expansion.
“Moving our focus to Independent AAA is all about creating IP with high production values and mainstream appeal, but with the more focused game design, lower price point and open development process that defines indie games,” said Ovosonico CEO Massimo Guarini (pictured), “We’re very excited to partner up again with 505 Games.
“Through this collaboration we can exploit synergies with a recognized and successful company, maintaining our independence having access to important resources on this journey to create spectacular, exciting and unique game experiences that can compete with triple-A within a fraction of their budget.”
The partnership follows a growing trend of indie game sensibilities with triple-A budgets. This week, Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail expressed excitement at seeing more indies tackle the middle tier of development. He said: “I’m excited about the hybrid, though. I’m excited about seeing indie studios tackle that [$5 million to $10 million] gap in the industry”
Speaking to PCGamesInsider.biz last year, Guarini said that he hoped to bring video games to a wider audience with the types of projects he was making.