The debut game from UNTIES, a publishing label that’s dedicated to unleashing unique games into the world — with a focus on INDIES!
First Title: TINY METAL is coming out on November 21st!!
Sony Music Entertainment (HQ: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Mizunori Michino, hereby abbreviated as SME) has created a new game publishing label called UNTIES, in order to penetrate the ever-expanding video game market with indie games, which are continuing to draw attention even within Japan.
Recent progress in the game development world has made it possible for even small-scale production teams to create high-quality games. The evolution of digital publishing has also made it possible for creators to deliver their own titles to consumers all around the world, which spawned an indie game movement centered around North America.
Conversely, this has created an unfortunate side effect where certain creative, unique titles end up getting buried in the market without getting the proper exposure they deserve. UNTIES hopes to unearth high-quality titles like these and utilize SME’s vast entertainment business wisdom in order to expose them to as many consumers as possible. UNTIES will also handle PR and sales on multiple platforms.
Where does the name UNTIES come from?
– Unleashing unique games and unparalleled creative talent unto the entire world.
We intend to free creators from the myriad ties that bind them when it comes to publishing their games. We also vow to make free, limitless publishing a reality.
■UNTIES’ First Title: TINY METAL
Destiny intertwines on the battlefield!
UNTIES’ first title is TINY METAL, a classic style strategy sim created by AREA35, a new studio led by spirited young creator Hiroaki Yura.
Despite the fact that the game is built off the classic turn-based strategy genre, it’s filled with brand-new systems and unique twists on old favorites.
On November 21st (JST), the game will be released worldwide on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. TINY METAL’s fusion of classic turn-based strategy battles and cutting-edge 3D graphics powered by Unreal Engine is sure to entertain fans all around the world.
Check Out the TINY METAL PAX WEST 2017 Trailer:
UNTIES Upcoming Schedule
UNTIES is building up relationships with creators both within and outside of Japan in order to assault the global market with titles that everyone is passionate about. Here, we’re proud to introduce to you some of the titles we’re planning to release in the future.
Last Standard, a 3D action game that allows users to materialize weapons from the unconscious mind!
Last Standard is a 3D action game that was created by “I From Japan,” an elite group of college student creators. It garnered a huge response at the indie game area during Tokyo Game Show 2017!
The Psycho Dive System allows players to use social media to analyze the unconscious mind and fight using weapons created from the deepest recesses of the player’s mind. Fight epic battles with weapons created from unique human traits!
Take a Look at the Last Standard Video:
Merkava Avalanche, a 3D robot action game made for mech lovers all across the globe!
Merkava Avalanche was created by WinterCrownWorks, a 2-person development team that specializes in creative game production.
Mech battle lovers will be instantly drawn into MA and its tank-style mech group warfare. Mechs can move at high speed, dodge, or use wires to dart into close range and open fire or toss grenades. Every battle in this game is filled with pure mecha intensity!
Here is the Merkava Avalanche Trailer:
The one and only masterpiece, reborn in VR! DEEMO -Reborn- (Tentative Title) is now in production!
A completely new version of the massive hit game, DEEMO!
Rayark started out with indie games, then went on to make hit games on various platforms, including smartphones. Their most famous work is DEEMO, an eternal masterpiece that snatched the heartstrings of gamers all around the world with its emotional piano rhythm gameplay and impressive story. UNTIES is now working together with Rayark to turn DEEMO into a completely new 3D game that features VR compatibility.
Along with this announcement, we’ve also released a teaser trailer that shows off a bit of the game itself. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for future announcements!
SME and their new publishing label UNTIES are working their pants off to uncover new talent in order to deliver a treasure trove of entertainment content, with a focus on games, to all consumers worldwide.