UK – 28th January 2016 – Award winning games label Team17 has today announced its partnership with 16-year-old Melbourne-based student and independent developer Anthony Tan of Studio Happy Bee to publish the highly anticipated Way to the Woods.
Way to the Woods took the gaming industry by storm when it hit the front page of reddit last month, attracting attention from Sean Murray, founder of the studio behind No Man’s Sky, Hello Games, who tweeted the stunning screenshots of the game. Team17 were equally blown away by both the game and the talent of Anthony Tan, the young man behind it.
“Way to the Woods is an absolutely beautiful, unique looking game and upon speaking with Anthony, we could not have been more impressed. He’s an incredibly mature person for his age with a very bright future ahead of him and it’s mind blowing what he’s achieved thus far. Team17 is helping nurture a number of studios around the world and I personally can’t wait to help Anthony achieve his goals. We’re extremely excited to be here to share this journey with him,” said Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17.
“To join a label that is responsible for helping teams such as Playtonic, Lilith, Mouldy Toof and many more is like a dream come true! I’m so excited to be working with an experienced label like Team17 and I’m confident that it’s the right positive step for Way to the Woods” added Anthony Tan, founder of Studio Happy Bee.
Way to the Woods is a captivating third-person adventure game where you play as a deer and her fawn, exploring a strange world filled with surreal imagery. Way to the Woods draws on inspirations from Studio Ghibli, is lovingly hand-crafted by Anthony Tan and features a beautiful soundtrack by London based musician and composer Jeremy Warmsley.
About Team17 Digital Ltd:
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Yooka-Laylee, Allison Road, The Escapists, Beyond Eyes, Sheltered and many more from amazing developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info.
About Studio Happy Bee:
Founded in 2016, Studio Happy Bee is an independent developer headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Studio Happy Bee is currently working on their first game Way to the Woods.