Sometime in 2009 a handful of us sat down in Austin, Texas to launch a new video game label that would embrace the fun in video games and never let go. The label would invite developers from around the world to partner with a team of passionate folk whose sole focus is to make their artistic vision a reality.
Since then we like to think we’ve done just that. Devolver Digital has grown in many ways from that first picnic table meeting over beers, but our team is still driven to bring interesting and unusual games to the forefront and help developers and our fellow Devolvers achieve their dreams.
Today we’ve become a publicly traded company. At first blush that can certainly sound like a departure from a group of friends starting a boutique game label, but really it’s a kind of validation for our team and our partners. We’re insanely proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last decade, and we genuinely believe this will make us even better.
The employees of Devolver Digital are still the majority owners in the company - from those of us at that first picnic table meeting to those that joined this year, everyone at Devolver Digital owns a stake in the company, its future, and its future’s future.
So what does this mean for your sixth favorite game publisher? This means Devolver Digital will be able to continue to invest into all the games we’re working on now, partner on new ones that we’ve previously not been able to consider, and add more of the fine people we love working with into our cadre of consummate video game professionals.
That last point is an important one - over the past year or so we’ve brought our longtime partners and friends Croteam (Serious Sam, The Talos Principle), Dodge Roll (Enter the Gungeon), Nerial (Reigns, Card Shark) and FireFly Studios (Stronghold series) into the strong but gentle arms of Devolver Digital. Those developers and our team looked ahead and saw that we’d be working together forever so we lovingly acquired them, mostly so they would hang out with us more. The games and experiences that these four studios have planned are incredible and each maintain their full creative autonomy afforded to them throughout our relationship. No specific plans for Enter the Gungeon 2 but rest assured we’ve asked them more than once.
The team at Devolver Digital is forever thankful for the support you’ve shown to us and the developers that have trusted us as partners and we’re beyond excited at what the future holds. We’re all still sitting at a picnic table talking about video games, it’s just a bigger picnic table. Oh, and please buy Inscryption.
Inscryption, the creepy, kooky and altogether spooky deck-building horror adventure is now available on PC via Steam, GOG and Humble. Check out the totally not-at-all cursed launch trailer below!
Devolver Digital takes no responsibility for any curses invoked.
Investigate inscryption.com and follow the trail of @DMullinsGames and @DevolverDigital on Twitter for more mysterious marketing.
Charismatic developer Massive Monster and their faithful followers at Devolver Digital have announced Cult of the Lamb, an adorably dark game about running a cult in a crumbling world of ritual and ruin, utilizing a powerful gameplay loop of base building and dungeon crawling. Revealed during today’s Opening Night Live showcase, Cult of the Lamb will begin recruiting loyal worshipers ahead of its launch in early 2022 for PC and consoles.
Cult of the Lamb casts players in the role of a possessed lamb saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger and must repay their debt by building a loyal following in his name. Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. Every excursion into the sprawling realm reveals increasing hordes of new and more dangerous enemies, as well as rival cults whose influential leaders must be defeated in order to absorb their power and assert your cult’s dominance.
On returning to your base you must fulfil the needs of your followers in order to receive their devotion. Use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock. As their devotion to you grows, so too will your power, allowing you to venture further into the mysterious forest and discover more of its dark secrets.
Loop Hero, a boundless old school adventure from enigmatic developer Four Quarters begins its endless crusade on PC tomorrow, March 4th, inviting fearless heroes to shatter the endless cycle of despair that has befallen the world. In fervent anticipation of the coming release, check a look at the beguiling new launch trailer and prepare yourself for infinite adventure...
Unlock and wield an expanding deck of mystical cards to position enemies, buildings, and terrain along the path of each unique expedition to piece together your brave hero’s memories and restore balance to the world.
Recover and equip powerful loot for each class of hero for their battles and expand the survivors' camp to reinforce each adventure through the loop. Unlock new classes, new cards, and devious guardians on your quest to break the infinite unmaking of reality.
No hero’s expedition is ever the same as those that have gone before. Only the boldest and most resourceful can overcome the unholy guardians over a grand saga to save the world!
New details about the mystical Olija have been revealed in a new story trailer, giving adventurers their first hint at the wonders that await them in the Terraphage. Learn the disastrous circumstances that befell the penniless Lord Faraday, and how his fortunes changed course after a chance encounter with the enigmatic Lady Olija...
The enchanting action-fantasy will set sail for adventure on January 28th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Cast your eye over the official Olija website and ready the main sail for launch!
Unpredictable publisher Devolver Digital has revealed Loop Hero, a boundless old school adventure from mysterious developer Four Quarters. Recipient of the prestigious Devolver Digital 2021 Game of the Year Award as part of The Game Awards, Loop Hero will spiral onto PC early next year.
The world has been thrown into a timeless loop, plunging its inhabitants into never ending chaos. Wielding an expanding deck of mystical cards, position enemies, buildings, and terrain along the path of each unique expedition to piece together your brave hero’s memories and restore balance to the world.
Recover and equip powerful loot for each class of hero for their battles and expand the survivors' camp to reinforce each adventure through the loop. Unlock new classes, new cards, and devious guardians on your quest to shatter the endless cycle of despair.
No hero's expedition is ever the same as those that have gone before. Only the boldest and most resourceful can overcome the unholy guardian bosses over a grand saga to save the world and break the time loop of the Lich!
Discover more about the mysteries of the loop at LoopHero.com, where every visit reveals deeper secrets...
Critics agree that Disc Room is the greatest disc-based indie sci-fi dodge-em-up of all time, and the new accolade trailer proves it! No take backsies.
To celebrate, the cutting edge team of Jan Willem Nijman & Kitty Calis (Minit), Terri Vellmann, and Doseone (SLUDGE LIFE) are delighted to reveal their favourite entries to the Disc Room Game Jam, which ran from October 17th-31st!
All of these games will be the lucky recipient of a stack of Devolver Digital games and the winner gets an extremely valuable Disc Room OST DELUXE SAW SHAPED VINYL! As a recognition of their amazing work, all 164 excellent entrants will receive a copy of Disc Room.
Sharpen your senses at www.discroom.com and follow segmented alien lifeforms @kittycalis, @jwaaaap, @doseonetweets, @terrivellmann on their interdimensional communication platforms for multitudinous musings.
Nearly thirty years ago, a group of childhood friends got together to start Croteam from a small garage in Zagreb. The fledgeling studio was built around creative experimentation, pushing technical boundaries, and a trust in one another that would span decades. The team dabbled in soccer / football games before putting together a dazzling tech demo that would eventually become Serious Sam and change the path of the studio forever. But it was a struggle to sign the Serious Sam demo with a publisher and only one label - Gathering of Developers - showed interest and support. That support blossomed into friendship and respect which would eventually reconnect Croteam with some of the Gathering of Developers team when they later helped found Devolver Digital.
A decade ago Devolver Digital was just getting started and looking for its first project to partner on in the emerging digital distribution world. Similarly, Croteam was on the search for a partner it could trust to help them bring their beloved franchise back to prominence with the upcoming Serious Sam 3. And like that, the next big Serious Sam game brought old partners back together and forged a decade of friendship and dedication.
Since then Croteam and Devolver Digital have partnered on dozens of games - from the frantic Serious Sam series to the award-winning The Talos Principle across PC, consoles, VR and mobile platforms. Croteam and Devolver Digital have been dating for so long that we decided to go ahead and just get married.
Devolver has acquired Croteam...or maybe Croteam has acquired Devolver...who could really know at this point in the relationship. What’s certain is that our future together is ultra exciting with new projects like The Talos Principle 2, more Serious Sam games, and original IP from Croteam and the Croteam Incubator studios. Croteam will of course keep total creative freedom and Devolver Digital gets to keep making dumb recommendations that Croteam just ignores - we prefer it that way.
Both companies are thrilled to share this news and hope that you’re as excited about our future together as we are - it’s going to be a lot of fun. Also, buy Serious Sam 4 on Steam or Stadia. It’s got a chainsaw rocket launcher.
For Those About To Rock! Reigns: Beyond Prepares To Blast Off On Apple Arcade
Nerial and Devolver Digital have announced Reigns: Beyond, a new and exciting intergalactic extension of the multi-million selling Reigns series, coming soon exclusively to Apple Arcade.
Reigns: Beyond challenges players to navigate the cosmos as an intergalactic indie rock band, plotting their rise to stardom, traveling from planet to planet and gig to gig on their quest for fame and fortune. Play local (and not-so-local) clubs throughout the galaxy, recruiting alien band members along the way, and rock out across the universe! But make sure you're managing your ship's resources and keeping your crew in check while on this interstellar tour because one wrong decision may leave you dead in space!
Space cadets can float over to reignsgame.com to learn more about Reigns: Beyond and the entire Reigns universe including Reigns: Kings & Queens and Reigns: Game of Thrones.
Croteam and Devolver Digital have unleashed high-powered prequel Serious Sam 4 on Steam and Google Stadia today, blasting gamers around the world right in the face with a rocket launcher full of chaos.
Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental’s hordes spreads across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by the ever-dependable blue-collar grunt Sam “Serious” Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos.
It’s time to make these alien assholes pay!
The iconic cast of alien invaders returns with some new reinforcements! Fight your way through unbelievable numbers of Mental's minions including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies and towering monsters like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard hitting Brute Zealot, and more.
Armed with a slew of devastating weapons, pick your tool for any situation. Lay waste to Mental's hordes using the powerful double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the powerful chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher, and the mighty laser beam of death.
Smash through the action-packed campaign with friends in 4-player online co-op mode! Tackle exciting primary missions and thrilling side quests in modified difficulties for an extra challenge.
Serious Sam 4 unleashes some of the biggest moments in the series’ history with the new Legion System and battlefields teeming with thousands of enemies!