Not So Tiny Anymore!
Today marks huge news in the indie side of the game industry. AKA the part of the industry myself and many others pay the most attention to. tinyBuild, based out of Seattle and known for publishing a vast diversity of titles such as Hello Neighbor, Trash Sailors, Graveyard Keeper, Party Hard, The Final Station and many more, have just made a seismic move. They just acquired Versus Evil along with their QA testing arm, Red Cerberus. For context, Versus Evil has also contributed several noteworthy series over the years, including the fantastic Guild of Dungeoneering, The Banner Saga, Armikrog and more.
For years when I regularly attended PAX West prior to the pandemic, Versus Evil and tinyBuild were some of the booths I always frequented. So having them all together in one big, happy family is really exciting. This move helps tinyBuild expand, with over 400 staff members and 11 global locations. Below is what tinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik has to say about the move:
“Back in March we laid out a very clear strategy: we want ambitious founders to join us and help bring the company to a new level, together. This included several pillars for our M&A strategy, 3 of which are: a complimentary publishing label, an in-house service provider, and strategic expansion into emerging regions such as South America. With Versus Evil and Red Cerberus we achieve these 3 strategic goals. Steve Escalante is an industry veteran and built this great business, and we’re here to help take it to the next level. Welcome to the orange family!”
I can’t stress enough how much of a positive impact this could have on tinyBuild, especially the next time they rent out real estate at a convention center for a game show. You can catch more details from Alex Nichiporchik and Steve Escalante below. And stay tuned to HPP for more coverage of big waves in the indie gaming world!