Category Archives: Gamecock
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 22:52 GMT
Renegade Kid has announced that “fantasy Gothic” game Son of the Dragon has been canceled.
“It brings us no pleasure to announce that it is no longer in development,” said a post on the company’s site.
“The intellectual property is still owned by Renegade Kid. Should an opportunity to resurrect Son of the Dragon present itself in the future, you will be the first to know.”
The game was to be released under Gamecock, but when SouthPeak acquired the company it didn’t take Son of the Dragon along with Velvet Assassin and Legendary.
Renegade Kid, however, says in that post that it’s currently at work on a “new secret game to be announced in 2009″.
Wed, Feb 04, 2009 | 14:56 GMT
Come March, Europe will geta taste of Southpeak’s Mushroom Men when they finally land on DS and Wii.
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is a 3D platformer in its Wii incarnation, while Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi is a side-scrolling action prequel to the former for DS.
The US got them in December of last year. They were suppose to come a month earlier to Europe, but thanks to Southpeak’s purchase of Gamecock in 2008, the game was pushed a bit further ahead into February 2009, and now March.
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 | 16:50 BST
Speaking to PSU, a Gamecock rep confirmed that the Replay Studios was not going to bring the World War II stealth action title, Velvet Assassin to PlayStation 3.
“Unfortunately there will not be a PS3 version of Velvet Assassin,” said the representative. “The reason being that Replay Studios started off as a PC development team, then branched into 360 development as the transition was ‘relatively simple’, but their engine does not support PS3.”
In case you missed it, Gamecock was acquired by Southpeak earlier this month.
Update: CVG has just posted some new screenshots.
Update 2: Video added. After the break. Thanks, Superfrog.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 06:36 BST
With infamous formerly-indie publisher Gamecock now in the clutches of SouthPeak Interactive, it seems the Ken Levine-heckling group’s days of pranking and prodding are numbered.
SouthPeak CEO Melanie Mroz did little to allay this sentiment with a cryptic response to MTV Multiplayer’s query on the topic.
“[The Gamecock label’s future role] is still a work in progress. Lots of issues to resolve in terms of branding and such. Those discussions are on-going as we speak,” she said.
However, though Gamecock may be on the verge of its final cluck, its spirit will live on at SouthPeak.
“We have stated goals of finding independent developers with unique IPs and with Gamecock gracing the pages of newssites everywhere, it was pretty clear who shared our beliefs. And there isn’t anything to correct. Rather, we look to expand upon their efforts,” explained Mroz.
“As I have said all day, the independent game developer is the heart and soul of this industry and the fact one publisher joins another doesn’t change that… We do need innovation. Creative freedom. And respect for developers. Who can argue with that?”
Gamecock minus shenanigans equals Melanie Mroz. We imagine Gamecock might’ve actually done something other than piss people off if SouthPeak had commandeered the vessel sooner.
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 14:41 BST
SouthPeak’s confirmed it’s acquired Mike Wilson’s Gamecock.
Financial terms haven’t been disclosed.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with SouthPeak to continue to bring great original titles from independent developers to market with a stronger sales and distribution reach,” said Gamecock boss Mike Wilson.
“We have followed each other’s progress closely over the last two years, and combining our team with theirs results in a very strong and well-rounded force in the market.”
Press release after the link.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 15:43 BST
Gamecock’s Velvet Assassin has moved into the fourth quarter of next year, Eurogamer reports, back from a planned October release.
The move will bring the spy-based, WWII action title in line with its US launch, the publisher said today.
There’s more through there.
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 | 07:24 BST
Valve and Gamecock have announced that Firefly Studios’ Stronghold Crusader Extreme and Insecticide Part 1 are now both available on Steam for $30.
More Gamecock titles will follow later this year, including the promising action game, Velvet Assassin.
And that’s that.
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 07:49 BST
Gamecock’s put out new shots and weapon details of upcoming WWII spy thing, Velvet Assassin. See the lot on Destructoid. This is starting to look promising, if we’re being honest, following a real-life lady spy behind enemy lines during the War.
Have a look.
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 19:45 BST
Exactly what is says on the tin.
The agreement covers the licensing, marketing and distribution of the Gamecock’s portfolio in Europe.
“We are thrilled to work with a renowned and successful partner like Gamecock Media Group,” said cdv CEO Christian Gloe.
“This agreement, which covers a very solid and diverse product portfolio, represents another step in the evolution of our business model.”
Loads more press blurb over at IGN. Enjoy.
By Mike Bowden
Sat, May 10, 2008 | 17:01 BST
Gamecock chief Mike Wilson is standing for the ESA presidency, apparently.
The publisher issued a press release last night saying Wilson would attempt to take control of the organisation in an effort to bring “fun back to the gaming industry”.
“I read last week that some of my most high profile supporters are not happy with the current administration of the ESA,” said Wilson.
“Many of them apparently feel that I am the right man to right the ship, before it sinks entirely, due to my intimate experience with, or at least near, the E3 Expo’s of the past.
“After a long conversation with my wife, we have decided to step forward and bear the slings and arrows of public life this election season. Since the macabre, but strangely high-spirited burial of E3 last year we are glad to see that it still has some life left in it.
“My only hope is that it can be rebuilt and become what the all-knowing gaming god intended it to be. Good luck and God bless.”
Full thing after the link.
Thu, May 08, 2008 | 20:25 BST
Gamecock’s announced that it’s to start selling its games digitally with partner GamersGate.
Stronghold Crusader Extreme will be the first title released on the service as part of the deal later this month.
“This is an important partnership for us because GamersGate really delivers to players,” said Gamecock boss Harry Miller. “Working with GamersGate to support independent gaming is awesome. Now fans will have a one stop online shop to get the goods.”
Press release after the link. Thanks, Kotaku.
Fri, May 02, 2008 | 11:25 BST
According to this MCV piece, Gamecock games are to support amBX going forward.
The publisher’s games – such as Legendary and Velvet Assassin – will support the Philips “sensory” tech.
Jo Cooke, chief marketing officer for amBX, said, “Gamecock is another top drawer publisher signing for amBX. Our involvement with Gamecock at EIEIO allowed us to show off slick amBX trailers for Legendary and Velvet Assassin.
“Reaching out to the wider market is very much part of our strategy for amBX for 2008.”
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 | 20:19 BST
Gamecock’s delayed the release of XBLA’s Pirates Vs Ninjas Dodgeball until “later this spring”.
There’s not a lot more to say. So read the press release after the link.
Wed, Feb 06, 2008 | 08:34 GMT
An “improved” version of strategy game Sronghold Crusader has been announced by Gamecock and developer Firefly promising “huge battles with over 10000 units on screen, a new Extreme Trail which will test even the best Crusader players and a new tactical aid bar which allows you to unleash super moves on your enemies.” Fantabulous. “Spring 2008″ is as accurate as the release date gets. More info here.
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 15:55 GMT
Gamecock boss John Wilson reckons Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball is the best looking game (soon-to-be) on Xbox Live Arcade. He said so. Here.
“Everyone who’s into independent games is pretty excited by Xbox Live. [Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball is] due in February and it will be the best-looking title on the service. It might take off bigger than a lot of these boxed games have done,” he said. “Sony really wants this Pirates vs Ninjas game we’re doing for Xbox Live and we’re platform agnostic, so if we’re investing in a title let’s give it a chance wherever there is one. The market’s not there yet but it will be, and it’s nice that you don’t have this 150MB limitation. It will be interesting to see how it emerges.”
The Gamecock boss has been in the news recently for a pretty nasty round of public arguing with ex-boss John Romero. Let’s hope Pirates vs Ninjas is prettier than that.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 | 10:13 GMT
Gamecock CEO Mike Wilson is preparing to announce the as yet unnamed Croteam game signed to the publisher, the boss has revealed in this interview.
“I still can’t tell you [what's going on],” he said. “I’m hoping to very soon.”
Croteam is the Croatian developer responsible for the Serious Sam games. The new title will use the Serious 3 engine, and has been described by the company as a “military tactical-action shooter” for PC and consoles. It’s coming out in 2009.