Boston developer Fire Hose Games, who helped work on Rock Band Blitz, Dance Central, and the PC version of Ms. Splosion Man, has offered free desk space to developers in the area looking to pursue indie development.
The developer says that there's been a "lot" of layoffs in the Boston development scene lately, including at BioShock Infinite developer Irrational Games earlier this week.
"Most of the developers laid off are probably wondering 'What am I going to do next?', and some are considering going indie and releasing their own games," says a post on the Fire Hose Games site. "Meanwhile we’re in the process of setting up an indie game seed fund designed to support Boston area indie teams, though we’re not quite ready to start taking on applications for that yet as we’re still getting our ducks in a row."
"We can’t sit by and watch all this potential development talent evaporate, especially considering our mission to help other indie devs. So we’re going to do what we can to help!"
"I hope the silver lining of these layoffs are that we get more great indie games out of Boston!"
Interested developers can apply directly to Fire Hose Games.