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Ishtar Games’ publishing company is now accepting applications!

NACON’s infrastructure, Ishtar’s handcrafted approach, and their combined experience offers the best of both worlds to indie game developers.
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NACON's website | Ishtar Games' website | Press kit
[DATE] – Ishtar Games are excited to announce that their publishing company is now fully operational and they are currently accepting applications from indie developers. 

Following their acquisition by NACON in October 2021, Ishtar Games has created a conscientious publishing studio that upholds their company’s core values - teamwork, kindness, diversity and handcrafted products. Having personally experienced the highs and lows of indie development, Ishtar Games wants to ensure that they’re offering developers the best opportunities available to help them become a success.

Matthieu Richez, CEO and Creative Director of Ishtar Games said, “After years and years accumulating knowledge and skill in indie games marketing and publishing, it feels like an achievement for me to be able to launch this new, big adventure for Ishtar Games. 

“As former craving indie devs ourselves, who struggled for many years in “survival mode”, we have great ideas to bring to the table to help fellow developers to successfully fund and launch their games, while keeping strong core values. I can’t wait to see it happening!”

They will offer a range of services to indie developers, including funding, marketing and community management, distribution, and development support. [Continues below]  

Ishtar Games are seeking pitches for games in the management, RPG, strategy, survival, adventure, or roguelite genres. Due to their wealth of expertise in bringing titles in these genres to market, Ishtar Games believes focusing here will ensure that their clients receive the best service possible. They will also consider games with deep gameplay, and/or an unexpected mix of genres!

Ishtar Games are also looking to work with titles with strong art direction and strongly believe that their published games should uphold their ethical values.  

If you are interested in submitting your game for consideration, please send a pitch deck for your project along with any additional links or information to [email protected]

For more information, please contact Ellie Pattinson at [email protected]  


NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 16 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players.

Find out more by visiting their website here.  

About Ishtar Games

Ishtar Games is an indie game developer and publisher based in Lille and Bordeaux (France). They have over 15 years of experience in the indie game sector and have released 3 successful indie games to date, with more in development. 

Find out more by visiting their website here.

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