Independent digital distribution network Pixel Mine has announced that it will be soon be adding Austin developer Callipygian's debut title, Secondhand Lands
, an "edgy fairy-tale" MMO that will utilize Pixel Mine's microtransaction system.
Made up of a number of staff members of Austin studios like Aspyr, Callipygian says the game will be targeted at casual gamers and "the disillusioned 'Mega-MMO' veteran who wants more interaction with the developers in their gaming experience."
Pixel Mine says the game is currently in closed beta and involves the "eternal struggle between two sisters: Little Bo Peep and Little Red Riding Hood," as players choose whether to play as sheep or wolves to support Bo Peep and Red, respectively.
Said Callipygian founder and Secondhand Lands
lead, "We chose to work with Pixel Mine because they offered us the best value for our company and our players. As an independent developer it is very difficult to find a distribution deal that gives us a package with everything we need to manage accounts and handle payments. Also, we are excited to be working with another Austin company; this town is rich with talent and services tailored for game creation."