New Retro-Indie Focused Game Publisher, Rock It™ Games, Takes Flight Today

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New Retro-Indie Focused Game Publisher, Rock It™ Games, Takes Flight Today

Industry Veterans Aim to Curate Physical Games that Interest Fans, Gamers, and Collectors Alike

LONG BEACH, CA – March 6, 2024 – Hello retro-indie world! Rock It™ Games has revealed itself as a new game publisher focused on supporting independent developers with its mission to offer a diverse portfolio of curated titles that capture the essence of retro gaming while embracing the unique and innovative spirit of the indie game community. Founded by a passionate team of industry veterans and lifelong gamers, Rock It Games has big ambitions and is aiming to release up to 10 physical games this year, along with additional digital releases to serve the interests of a global gaming community.

The company’s first two games are SPACE INVADERS Deck Commander – The Board Game (officially licensed by TAITO CORPORATION and developed by Sickhead Games), a brand-new entry into one of the best-selling games of all time with a new genre for fans to enjoy and be challenged by. Additionally, the indie classic Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation (developed by Albino Moose Games) is getting its well-deserved first physical release for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PlayStation®5 with a regular edition and a collector’s edition. Both games are scheduled for release by summer 2024.

Rock It Games is an entertainment publisher that brings indie and retro games to players by partnering with independent developers and IP holders to explore development and publishing opportunities to successfully bring titles to market and maximize the value of a game’s lifecycle. With this elevated publishing experience for creatives in the gaming industry, the goal is to allow developers greater agency over the titles they create with a more holistic process from beginning to end of the development cycle, and through launch and beyond. This includes providing developers with input in more areas such as marketing, public relations, social media, and more.

Founder Michael Devine, CEO, has 35 years of veteran experience in the video game industry. Michael’s devotion to uplifting lesser-known and underappreciated gems in the gaming space has permeated nearly every career decision he has made, and his primary job is finding amazing people to work with to bring his vision for Rock It Games to life. He has worked in sales, marketing, and as a business development executive at 3DO, TDK, Tommo, and Ziggurat Interactive where he launched or relaunched over 250 games including Heroes of Might and Magic 2-4, Army Men, Robotech, Bloodrayne, and Bubsy.

It’s been a lifelong dream to create a gamer-centric publisher like Rock It Games,” says Michael Devine, CEO of Rock It Games. “We are dedicated to providing a platform for indie and retro game developers to showcase their creative genius to players who love the nostalgia of retro gaming and freedom of creatives that only indies provide.

Seasoned veteran Douglas Bogart has joined as a founding member and will work on games curation at Rock It Games given his passion for games preservation and proven track record of signing highly desired game partnerships. He is well respected by indie developers and has worked in the video game industry for over a decade, with a humble beginning working in testing and tech support, to co-founding one of the most premiere physical publishers, Limited Run Games.

Rock It Games will be in attendance at GDC 2024, and private media interviews and game demos for both SPACE INVADERS Deck Commander – The Board Game and Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation will be available. The company invites game developers, industry partners, and gamers alike to join them on this exciting journey.

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About Rock It Games

Rock It Games is a newly established video game publisher dedicated to the indie and retro game space. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Rock It Games aims to provide a platform for independent developers to showcase their creativity and deliver unique gaming experiences to a global audience. With a focus on both physical and digital formats, Rock It Games is committed to making a significant impact in the video game industry through its developer-friendly approach and high-quality curated games for the generations of gamers.

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