The team behind the best skateboarding game of the decade has a “much bigger” project on the boil

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 8 July 2016 08:35 GMT

Olli Olli developer Roll7 has signed a deal for something more ambitious.


505 Games, a growing force in publishing, has signed on to help bring Roll7’s next game to market.

Speaking to MCV, the indie said the new project will be more substantial than either of the Olli Olli games or more recent effort Not A Hero.

“The ambition for our new project far outclasses our previous ones,” director Simon Bennett said.

“We’re not looking to do another OlliOlli – this is much bigger.”

The scope of the project is what inspired Roll7 to look for a publisher with “financial clout and international ties”; it had previously self-published or worked with Devolver Digital.

“505 represents a middle ground between top tier triple-A firms and smaller, boutique indie labels who may not have the budget to achieve what we want to do,” Bennett added, which is pretty interesting.

505 has been doing some interesting stuff lately. It was responsible for Payday 2, Sniper Elite 3, Adrift and the physical release of Rocket League. Looking forward, it’s powering Abzu, Skullgirls developer Lab Zero’s Indivisible and Overkill’s The Walking Dead. The Italian publisher has come a long way in just over a decade; all those Cooking Mama and Zumba titles are now helping bring some really cool games out.

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