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Playdigious launches indie publishing arm Playdigious Originals

The new label's debut title will be a turn-based musical adventure called Fretless.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 12, 2023

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A screenshot from Fretless showing the title's villain

French publisher Playdigious has launched a new indie publishing arm called Playdigious Originals.

The company said it wants to help indie developers "showcase their creativity," and will hopefully surface more "unique and innovative" experiences.

Fretless: The Wrath of Riffson will be one of the first games to be published under the Playdigious Originals banner. The title is being developed by Ritual Studios and is billed as a "pixel-art journey set in the vibrant and diverse musical rock world."

The project is inspired by musician and content creator Rob Scallon and will feature turn-based combat and deck-building mechanics. It's currently slated to launch in 2024.

Playdigious has plenty of pedigree when it comes to working with indie creators, having previously been involved with notable projects including Dead Cells, Northgard, Spiritfarer, and Little Nightmares.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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