This morning, independent publisher Sold Out announced that they have officially renamed their company to Fireshine Games. According to the company, it will be a whole new identity for them, with no more ties to the previous name. The UK-based publisher will continue to work with companies it already has relationships with, including names such as Team 17, Rebellion Developments and Frontier Developments. They will also be moving forward with digital game launches from new indie studios including Pugstorm, Stonewheat & Sons, Spiral Circus, White Paper Games, and more.
This will essentially be a whole new chapter for the company as it moves forward with a new lineup of titles set to release in 2022. This set of new titles includes Core Keeper, Limon, Diablotin du Soleil, Abermore, Bewwmaster, Shadows Of Doubtand Gestalt: vapor and ash. We have some quotes from today’s announcement, as well as the lineup they showed today for 2022.
“Fireshine Games is an exciting new chapter for our publishing business,” said James Catton, COO of Fireshine Games. “It reflects the energy and passion of who we are today and where we want to take the company in terms of publishing and distributing digital and physical video games.”
“The industry landscape is changing rapidly and we have evolved with it as a publisher,” said Sarah Hoeksma, Marketing Director, Fireshine Games. “We have two distinct parts to the business – one that is focused on supporting our long-term partners like Team 17, Rebellion and Frontier Developments with their physical sales and the other that is looking for the next gem. hidden from an extremely talented digital game or indie development studio.”
Core Guardian – Launching Early Access on March 8, 2022: Explore an endless cavern of creatures, relics, and resources in this sandbox mining adventure for 1-8 players. Mine, build, fight, craft and farm to unravel the mystery of the ancient core.
Silt – Launch in early 2022: Dive into the depths of this surreal puzzle-adventure. Alone in an underwater chasm, you are a diver in search of long-forgotten mysteries. Explore the depths by possessing sea creatures around you to solve environmental puzzles and venture deeper into the void.
sun sprite – Launch in early 2022: Meet Nin and discover your inner fire with this nonlinear action platformer. Restore sunlight and end the eternal eclipse in an adventure inspired by Peruvian cultures. Explore beautiful handcrafted environments, unlock new skills and abilities, and defeat the Four Guardians in fast-paced combat on your journey to restore the power of the Sun.
Abermore – Launch on March 29, 2022: Developed by Four Circle Interactive, the makers of 10 seconds Ninja X, Abermore puts players in the role of an unscrupulous thief preparing for the ultimate royal heist, taking on jobs to build their reputation and convince the town that they’re sneaky enough to pull off a big heist.
Brewmaster – 2022 launch: Brew your perfect beer in this relaxing home brew simulation. Use realistic chemical simulation to brew hoppy IPAs into creamy stouts. Customize your brewing space, create recipes and label your beer, unlock new equipment and participate in competitions. Learn to brew, hone your craft and become a master brewer!
Gestalt: vapor and ash – 2022 launch: Inspired by 16- and 32-bit classics, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder fuses tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat with a gripping, twist-filled narrative set in an incredibly handcrafted steampunk world.
shadows of doubt – Future: First-person detective stealth game set in a fully simulated sci-fi dark city. There’s a serial killer on the loose, and it’s up to you to catch him by any means necessary: sneak, track, hide, hack, and lockpick. Just lay low!