Skystone Games Announces Highly-Anticipated Titles Boundary and The Last Friend
Skystone Games, a new global publisher founded by industry veterans Bill Wang and David Brevik, today announces two additional titles to its 2021 publishing lineup: Surgical Scalpels’ gravity-defying shooter Boundary, and Stonebot Studios’ light-hearted doggo-loving action game The Last Friend. Both titles join Undying, Spacelines from the Far Out, and Underworld Dreams to round out a stellar and diverse lineup from studios across the world. All five games will be launching on both PC and console in the 2021 calendar year, with Boundary launching this Summer and The Last Friend launching in the Spring.
In just six months’ time, Skystone Games has built a strong and diverse game portfolio of five games with more to follow. The addition of the highly-anticipated Boundary to their launch lineup gives Skystone one of 2021’s most anticipated games in a global market. They are actively courting new studios and games to publish, and developers can pitch their projects at the Skystone Games website.
Skystone aims to redefine the industry by aggressively scouting under the radar opportunities in emerging markets and providing developers with a full launchpad of services/mentorship, empowering developers to focus on the games they are building. Galaxy Interactive led the round via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund, a partnership with EOSIO blockchain software publisher, Block.one. Drawn to Bill Wang and David Brevik’s desire to help studios of all sizes find success in the games industry, and their focus on emerging and otherwise hard to reach markets, Galaxy Interactive is providing the investment Skystone Games needs to bring exciting new ideas to a crowded market in 2021.
Industry veterans Bill Wang and David Brevik founded Skystone Games on the principle that talent is paramount, and that great gaming experiences can come from anywhere in the world. The company plans to build a diverse and robust portfolio by providing hands-on development support to the teams, leveraging all the best practices learned through decades of industry success. Skystone joins Huya in a strategic partnership to publish Boundary: Huya will publish the game in the Greater China region, while Skystone takes on publishing in the rest of the global market.
“It is our goal that Skystone Games will become a premiere developer-first publishing studio for many years to come,” said CEO Bill Wang. “We believe in the independence, ingenuity, and passion of today’s game development studios, and we cannot wait to show everyone the kind of surprises we have in store for 2021 and beyond.”
For background, Bill Wang served an integral role in identifying and investing in talented studios such as Runic Games, Unknown Worlds and more at Perfect World, and David Brevik is the creator of Blizzard’s Diablo franchise, one of the top-selling franchises of all time, and will serve as an executive producer for the titles Skystone signs. The company stands apart from competitive third-party publishers by providing developers with a complete launchpad of services, mentorship, and expertise that enables developers to focus solely on making great games while relying on Skystone for help with PR, platform relations, product management, marketing, community management, and support.
“When Bill and David came to our team intending to provide creative guidance and global publishing services in a way that empowers developers and shares the rewards of their hard work, we were ecstatic to get involved,” said Sam Englebardt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Galaxy Interactive. “We believe in Skystone’s vision and can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the games they’re making.”