Publisher Mindscape has revealed that it has established a new French game studio called Punchers Impact, which will be focused on creating digital downloads for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Their first title will be released toward the end of 2010.
Mindscape currently publish lots of games for the DS such as Deal or No Deal, Pet Vet and Wild Horses. Whilst these games may not sound very appealing to a lot of you, Punchers Impact has been created using staff from some of the best in the business, including EA, with 40 staff overall. As always, there is lots of excitement from the people involved, with Mindscape’s MD stating:
By building a pool of creative talent within a single studio, we’re ensuring that Punchers Impact has solid financial foundations allowing it to focus on developing innovative projects.
Punchers Impact’s Director has also added:
I am delighted to have been able to put together a team of such high quality and am confident about the challenges that the team have taken on – I can’t wait to unveil our first project.
The digital download market is becoming increasingly populated and with more and more titles raising the bar, such as Gravity Crash, PixelJunk Shooter, Critter Crunch and Trine to name but a few, it will be interesting to see what Punchers Impact can come up with in order to stand out. Hopefully this means more quality titles heading to the Store/Marketplace soon.