Independent publishers combine to create larger company; Legendary and Mushroom Men still due out this quarter.
In February 2007, two former Gathering of Developers executives cofounded Gamecock Media Group, a company aimed at promoting independently developed games and tackling what it saw as a "bloated and originality-starved industry." Mike Wilson and Harry Miller based Gamecock in Austin, Texas, and announced that such games as Fury and Insecticide were in development.
The company built on Gathering of Developers' legacy by hosting events such as a "funeral" for E3 after the 2007 show. Gamecock has several titles on its publishing roster, including Spark Unlimited's Legendary (in the US), Red Fly Studios' Mushroom Men games for the Wii and DS, and Wideload's Hail to the Chimp.
Today, SouthPeak Games, part of SouthPeak Interactive Corporation, announced that it has acquired Gamecock Media Group. The Virginia-based publisher, which published Two Worlds, Monster Madness: Grave Danger, and B-Boy, said in a statement that, "Gamecock brings us a solid slate of upcoming titles...and supports our strategy of working with independent developers."
Mergers have been commonplace in the games industry of late. Koei and Tecmo recently announced that they were to combine their businesses, and the coming together of Activision and Vivendi (owners of Blizzard) has created a gaming behemoth. Although Take-Two has decided to repel EA's advances and go it alone, many other gaming companies may be looking to mergers to shore up their finances, especially as market declines have hit shares in games firms.
No financial details of the deal were released, but Mike Wilson, CEO of Gamecock, said that, "combining our team with theirs results in a very strong and well-rounded force in the market."
That title was hirlarious. And why is two worlds a related game to this article? In a way it did gobble many gamecocks.
GameFAQ's would moderate whoever posted that article. I however, laugh and enjoy what they in fact did there.
Lets hope this means more original independent-type games with slightly bigger budget rather then gamecock starting to make less original titles. Oh and nice article title :P
Well, I hope this means that more creative independent games get new life and funding and end up getting published. I really do think that the excessive focus on graphics have choked creativity and made publishers too risk-averse and unwilling to try to do new things. Now if only more developers would try to go the way of Bioware and Obsidian and release more quality CRPG-style choice and story-driven RPG's. That'd be nice.
This proves people on GS have dirty minds, i actually didn't think much of it until you guys pointed it out.
I literally burst out laughing when I saw this headline. Calling themselves gamecock was the best PR move ever. I mean who doesn't know who they are now?
This is one news story which gaygamer.net is well suited for (http://gaygamer.net/2008/10/southpeak_swallows_gamecock.html) but this is a funny headline.
I like the titles!! Most gamespot articles have fun titles, but this one is just about the best so far :-)
In "related content" to the right of the article..."Southpeak Games Announces Mister Slime Available Now" If Laura Jenner is adament about the gobbling of gamecock, she may get Mister Slime that was recently released
I don't know what astounds me more: Gamecock's supposed commitment to independency, or that half of users are only here to gawk at the article title & giggle like kids (half-true). IMHO. Gamecock's getting the forewarned taste of it's own medicine, which is bad.
ROFL!!!!Gamespot is frikkin' hilarious ahahaha "gobbles up Gamecock" I'm still cracking up lol.It's now come to the point where it's obviously on purpose lol,but it sure as hell made me open up the article.
i only read this because of the headline. this is the most inapropriate headline i've ever seen on gamespot; i hope it was intentional cuz otherwise i feel bad for the guy who wrote it. lol. also, i'd like to express my dissatisfaction at the lack of gamecock-gobbling going on here.
"two horrible developers into one mega horrible company=even crappier games. hail to the chimp and two worlds? now together? please god spare the poor gamers who have to deal with enough bad taste gaming" Pretty much says it all.
two horrible developers into one mega horrible company=even crappier games. hail to the chimp and two worlds? now together? please god spare the poor gamers who have to deal with enough bad taste gaming
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