ENCORE PUBLISHING GROUP GROWS NEW PUBLISHING BRANCH OCTOPUS TREE

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ENCORE PUBLISHING GROUP GROWS NEW PUBLISHING BRANCH OCTOPUS TREE

Launching with Three Diverse Games, Octopus Tree Offers Custom Publishing Services for Indie Game Developers to Grow, Mature, and Succeed in the Modern Marketplace

Eden Prairie, Minnesota – March 16, 2016 – The veteran publishing house Encore Publishing Group announced today the newest branch of its software publishing brand, Octopus Tree. Offering a focused, custom approach to video game publishing, Octopus Tree is a small group of experienced industry professionals dedicated to nurturing developers’ games into the best versions of themselves imaginable.

Octopus Tree already boasts an exciting trio of PC games for 2016, headlined by Goliath, Buildanauts, and Robot Arena III. Goliath is an open-world ARPG, in which the player builds giant robots to battle dangerous monsters. Buildanauts is an open-world city construction simulator for players of all ages, where players build their own city. In Robot Arena III, the sequel to Robot Arena 2, players will design and build their own robots and enter them into an arena where they compete against other bots in a fight to the finish. Each of these three games symbolizes the unique strengths and unusual characteristics Octopus Tree seeks for its new publishing efforts.

Watch the Octopus Tree games trailer on YouTube HEREyoutu.be/JYUYJX-aXNk

“The Octopus Tree is the perfect symbol for how we approach games,” said Tracy Magnuson, Director of Marketing for Octopus Tree. “We want to help independent games to become mighty and strong, and also to be unique and unlike anything else. We are here to help independent developers craft their games into ones that stand apart from the rest like our namesake, the Octopus Tree.”

The Octopus Tree is a one-of-a-kind Sitka Spruce on the Oregon Coast that is believed to be up to 300 years old. Its limbs extend horizontally outward and then straight up, giving the appearance of an Octopus growing out of the ground. This strange yet powerful tree is the perfect symbol for the types of games Octopus Tree intends to release.

Encore Publishing Group’s new indie branch wants games that turn familiar ideas on their head or offer something that people have never seen before. Octopus Tree wants games that appeal to small passionate niches in the gaming world. Octopus Tree provides flexible services to developers, including Funding, Marketing and PR, QA, Localization, Sales Support and more.

Octopus Tree will be at the Game Developers Conference and Game Connection in San Francisco this week and would love to meet up with developers and media alike to discuss its upcoming titles.

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ABOUT OCTOPUS TREE

Established in 2016, Octopus Tree is a video game publisher focused on individualized attention to independent core game development partners. Octopus Tree offers a variety of funding, publishing, development, marketing, quality assurance and sales services to game developers based on the unique needs of their projects. Octopus Tree publishes games for a variety of channels and platforms. Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Octopus Tree is a subsidiary of Encore Publishing Group. For more information, visit www.octopustreegames.com/.

ABOUT ENCORE PUBLISHING GROUP
Encore Publishing Group offers a wide variety of best-selling print, productivity, home design, entertainment and educational titles through its portfolio of interactive digital brands. Encore Publishing Group brands include Broderbund’s The Print Shop and PrintMaster, Punch! Software, HOYLE and Octopus Tree. Encore Publishing Group develops and publishes software for a variety of platforms and channels, including North American retail and worldwide digital distribution.  Encore Publishing Group also sells direct to consumers through its managed sites: broderbund.com, encore.com, hoylegaming.com, punchsoftware.com and punchcad.com.

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