Boneloaf has announced that it will be self publishing Gang Beasts as it has emerged that Double Fine Presents, Double Fine’s publishing wing, will be wound down. The winding down of Double Fine Presents is due to the fact that Microsoft purchased Double Fine last year, so the studio would not really need its own individual publishing label since everything would now fall under the Xbox Game Studios banner. Rather than risk any issues when it comes to Double Fine Presents Boneloaf made the decision to move into self publishing. The full statement is below.
So, we wanted to let you know what’s going on here at Boneloaf. We have some information regarding Double Fine and us, and when the next Gang Beasts update is coming.
As some of you know, Boneloaf has been working with Double Fine Presents for some time. They’ve given us advice, they’ve given us splendiferous support, and most importantly, they’ve become friends and mentors to us.
We love Double Fine and they have been really fantastic to us. What Tim and his company built is pretty wonderful, but with Double Fine Presents winding down due to Double Fine’s acquisition by Xbox Game Studios last year, we think it is a good time for Boneloaf to stand on its own… legs and publish Gang Beasts ourselves.
Anyway, that’s the news about Boneloaf and Double Fine. What about Gang Beasts? Currently we’re testing build 1.13, the next release. Build 1.13 is made with Unity 2019.3 and includes a modified version of the wheel stage with support for online game modes and a series of optimisations and fixes for UI, audio, costumes, gameplay, and achievements.
We plan to make this build available for testing as a Steam beta next month. The 1.13 build will be released for supported platforms (Steam, Humble Bundle, PS4, Xbox One, and Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S) when testing ends. We are also working on new stages and costumes, more information coming soon.
Thank you for supporting Gang Beasts, stay Safe and Keep on Truckin’ \o/
In our review for Gang Beasts, Jim wrote:
For those who have been following the game since long before it’s PlayStation 4 announcement, Gang Beasts really does come as a poisoned chalice. Its meathead multiplayer melees will light up your living room for hours on end, yet when there’s only one person in the hot seat, it loses that charm almost completely.
You can read the full Gang Beasts review here.