flaregames, a German mobile publisher and developer, announced that it has entered into a publishing partnership with Brainz, a Colombia-based mobile games developer that specializes in creating ambitious mid-core games with a strong narrative focus. The first collaboration between Brainz and flaregames is an as yet unannounced strategy RPG with innovative crafting mechanics at its core, set for release on all major mobile platforms in 2016.
This new agreement is part of a larger initiative by flaregames to build an impressive publishing portfolio of high-quality mobile games. Recently the company announced similar agreements with Subatomic Studios for the co-development of a new Fieldrunners game, and Limbic, who are working with flaregames on Zombie Gunship, Inc. Last year, flaregames published Agents of Storm from renowned Finnish studio Remedy and in a few weeks Superweapon, an LA-based studio of industry veterans, is set to release their first game, the RTS Dawn of Steel, under the flaregames brand.
Alejandro Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Brainz, comments: “We like the no-nonsense approach of flaregames. They are very straightforward, very open and utterly professional. It is easy to understand why they collected so many great developers in so short a time: They love games as much as we do and they understand development as well as we do.”
Klaas Kersting, founder and CEO of flaregames, says: “Our move into publishing has rewarded us with a growing number of new friends in the business. Brainz is the latest pearl in our chain of brilliant partner studios from all over the world. We love their down-to-earth, hands-on attitude, their technical prowess and their glowing enthusiasm.”
— flaregames (@flaregames) July 2, 2015
Flaregames was founded in 2011 by a group of games industry veterans under the lead of Klaas Kersting, who had previously founded online games category leader Gameforge. The company has developed and published more than half a dozen games, among them the award-winning action strategy games of the Royal Revolt franchise. The company has collected €17 million in two VC funding rounds and operates two internal development studios, in Karlsruhe and Frankfurt, Germany.
Brainz is a Colombia-based next-gen entertainment company focused on creating narrative original IP through mobile games with high production value. Since it was founded in 2010, Brainz has received very positive reception from both specialized critics and players for its games. The company has also grown to become one of the most recognized studios in Latin America and is backed with over $2.1M in VC funding. Brainz strives to create titles that are not just a great mobile gaming experience, but to also fill them with rich narratives and characters that make fun and engaging storyworlds for all players to experience.