WayForward to publish 13AM Games-developed kaiju beat-’em-up!
Independent game studio WayForward is excited to announce that it has entered into a partnership with 13AM Games to publish the developer’s upcoming giant-monster action game Dawn of the Monsters. Under the agreement, 13AM Games will continue to lead the game’s development, while WayForward will provide creative support and handle digital publishing, distribution, and marketing duties in North America and Europe. A co-op beat-’em-up featuring an original cast of giant monsters (AKA kaiju), Dawn of the Monsters is currently planned for a late 2021 release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
“From the moment we laid eyes on Dawn of the Monsters, we knew it had the potential to be something special,” said WayForward Tyrannical Overlord Voldi Way. “13AM Games is a phenomenal developer that has been a great collaborative partner in the past, and we are very excited to help them bring this unique vision to life.”
“I’ve been a WayForward fan ever since I first got my hands on Godzilla: Domination! on the GBA, and my passion for the work they do has only grown since then,” added 13AM Games CEO Alex Rushdy. “So it’s not only very exciting but also very fitting that we are partnering up for Dawn of the Monsters. For many of us this partnership is a dream come true! This is our biggest game to date and we’re really happy to have WayForward in our corner. Since they are traditionally a developer, they really understand all the process that goes into making a game, which has made the working relationship smooth and fruitful. We can’t wait to share our work on Dawn of the Monsters, we’re really pushing a bold, new, visceral vision of what a co-op 2D action game can be.”
Further information about Dawn of the Monsters, including specifics on gameplay, features, and pricing, will be revealed at a later date. For more details about WayForward’s lineup of games, please visit www.wayforward.com and follow @WayForward on Twitter and Facebook. Additional info on 13AM Games’ titles can be found at www.13amgames.com as well as on Twitter at @13AMGames.
Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for 30 years. We are home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With the new avenues for distributing games directly to fans we are finally able to make the games we have always wanted to.
About 13AM Games
13AM Games is an independent game studio based out of Toronto that crafts bold, stylish 2D games that challenge convention in order to surprise and delight. They started in 2014 and released their first game, Runbow, in 2015.