Gamecock Media Group Forms

Gamecock_headcocks__sm.jpgMike Wilson and Harry Miller, the former CEO and former President of Gathering of Developers (G.O.D.) respectively, have joined forces to launch Gamecock Media Group, a new independent, “artist-driven” game publishing company (yes, it’s a game publisher, not some new porn company or anything like that). Currently seeing the industry as “bloated and originality-starved” (a view that I personally couldn’t agree with more), Gamecock is intent on bringing humor and originality back into gaming, and is likewise only interested in teaming with the most innovative and original developers in the business.

“The major publishers have been focusing on safe bets – large budget games often attached to major licenses or sequels,” said Mike Wilson, CEO of Gamecock. “This insufficient emphasis on the creation of original game properties has created major dissatisfaction among the industry’s most talented game designers and has made the current system unpalatable. In other words, things are getting stale. We aim to change that.”

Right out of the gate, Gamecock has five games in development spanning multiple platforms, including a MMO PvP PC game from Auran entitled Fury, a film noir action/adventure title from Crackpot Entertainment for the PC and an undisclosed handheld called Insecticide, a next-gen and portable game called Mushroom Men from Red Fly Studios, a party game from Wideload Games known as Hail to the Chimp, and a PC and next-gen console action-RPG from Firefly Studios entitled Hero. We’ll have additional media updates on these titles to follow, but for now visit www.gamecockmedia.com for more details.

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