Goat Simulator Devs Enter the Publishing Game With Two Indie Hits in the Making

Coffee Stain Studios, the Swedish team best known for producing the dumb fun that is Goat Simulator as well as the excellent Sanctum series of hybrid tower defense first-person shooters, is now breaking into the publishing space with an initiative to partner with other indie developers on what Coffee Stain’s Sebastian Badylak says are “deals that we would love to have signed ourselves as developers.”

The Coffee Stain Publishing label hasn’t wasted any time introducing itself to the world with a big ol’ bang, announcing partnerships on a pair of exciting upcoming game projects. First up is Huntdown, a hard-boiled bounty hunter run-and-gun co-op platform shooter covered in pixelated 80s grit. From two-man studio Easy Trigger Games, Huntdown is planned for a late 2017 launch on PC and undisclosed console platforms.

Buying a minority stake in the studio, Coffee Stain’s alliance with developer Ghost Ship Games will usher in the 2017 Steam Early Access release of Deep Rock Galactic, a cooperative first-person shooter about exploring procedurally generated cave systems as a team of up to four space dwarves on the hunt for gold and minerals. The game’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 but has a slick low poly voxelized aesthetic that gives it a distinct visual pop. Sign up for a chance to be part of the closed alpha at www.ghostship.dk/alpha-sign-up.html.

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