Blitz Arcade has unveiled five new casual titles developed for digital download platforms, each to be showcased at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, July 23-25.
CodaChain, KrissX, Buccaneer, Droplitz and Encleverment Experiment are the five titles and have been designed to work on PC and across console platforms.
"Since forming the Arcade division we've created an innovative and varied range of games for the casual audience. This first batch of games, together with the previously released SpongeBob Squarepants: Underpants Slam! on XBLA, demonstrates our ability to capture the essence of games that have instant appeal," said Chris Swan, director of Blitz Arcade.
While Droplitz and Encleverment Experiment were developed by Blitz employees, CodaChain was the winner of the Dare to be Digital competition and KrissX and Buccaneer were developed with two external developers.
"This is a fascinating time – the rapidly growing casual games market reminds me in lots of ways of what it used to be like in the early days of the games industry. It is a great way to encourage and develop talent from within our company," said Philip Oliver, CEO and co-founder of Blitz Games Studios.
"Giving staff the opportunity to have their own ideas realized as full games is a very strong motivator and good for the studio as whole. The division is also allowing us to work in partnership with some very talented grass-roots developers."