Weird Beluga Studio partner with Koch Media for upcoming Top-Down Shooter Clid the Snail
Launching in 2021 on PlayStation®4 with additional support from the PlayStation Talents Program
Sydney, Australia, June 2nd, 2021 – Koch Media, the leading global publishing partner, and the Spanish independent games developer Weird Beluga Studio, are delighted to announce their partnership for Clid the Snail, a grim, narrative-led top-down shooter with a unique approach to the genre. With the support of the PlayStation Talents program, the business accelerator Lanzadera, and Koch Media as publishing partner, Clid the Snail will slide onto PlayStation®4 in 2021, with the PC version due to arrive this same year on a later date.
Clid the Snail is a dark fable about a grumpy humanoid snail armed to the radula. Focused on the narrative, and with a methodical, mindful approach to combat, players will take control of the exiled snail and join forces with a peculiar gang of outcasts to get rid of the slug plague that is ravaging their world. Clid the Snail encourages creative gun play with its vast array of weapons and mechanics, alongside exploration and puzzle solving with its delightfully grim environment.
Alejandro García, one of the five co-founders of Weird Beluga Studio, shares his team’s excitement about this partnership: “We are very happy about our partnership with Koch Media. For a young and small team like ours, it is like a dream come true. It is also a big push for the team now that we are on the final stage of the development. It encourages us all to give our best to finish the game!”
Stephan Schmidt, Director of Global Partner Publishing at Koch Media, adds: “We are excited to welcome the team from Weird Beluga and that Clid the Snail will join our 2021 releases as exclusive PlayStation 4 title. This title is made with love and attention to detail from the developers and it fits perfectly to our diversified games line-up!”
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About Weird Beluga Studio
Weird Beluga Studio S.L. is a video game developer company from Madrid, founded in 2019 by 5 friends from college. WBS is developing its first game, winner of the VI edition of PlayStation Talents Awards: Clid the Snail.
Weird Beluga’s twitter: https://twitter.com/BelugaWeird
About PS Talents
Launched in 2015 by Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain, the PlayStation® Talents program aims to unify all the initiatives put together by the local Spanish branch in order to develop the Spanish creativity. The goal of the PlayStation Talents program is to support the local industry as well as to create video games fully developed in Spain to be sold around the globe. The PlayStation Talents program is formed by:
• Two educational areas: PlayStation® Future Talents and PlayStation® First
• The PlayStation® Awards, aimed at independent studios.
• PlayStation® Games Camp, a business incubator that is present in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Málaga, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
• PlayStation® Alliances, where different projects with well-known local studios that have been sold overseas come together.
More information at http://www.playstationtalents.es/
About Marina Empresas/Lanzadera
The startup incubator and accelerator Lanzadera, alongside EDEM Escuela de Empresarios and the investment company Angels, is a part of the entrepreneurship pole Marina de Empresas. It is a Juan Roig´s initiative based in Marina de València with the mission to shape, advise, and finance the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow, and that constitutes a bet in the creation of wealth, employment and promotion of entrepreneurship culture.
Since its creation in 2013, Lanzadera has supported more than 700 startups, contributing with more than 15M€ in financing Lanzadera loans. They have managed to generate more than 4.000 direct jobs between all of them, as well as more than 175 million euros in external investment. To join the program, entrepreneurs can send their projects to www.lanzadera.es at any time of the year.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.