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Caffeinated Games founded as indie studio and social network

SOCOM vet founds new indie studio with intent to pitch games directly to gamers

Caffeinated Games, an independent game company and social network, has been founded by Greg Chudecke, former lead tools engineer with SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive.

Prior to working with Zipper, Chudecke worked on Backyard Skateboarding for Atari and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for Black Label Games.

The Caffeinated Games Social Network allows gamers to connect directly with the creators and create a community around the games.

"When you read postmortems about failed indie game companies you often run across a common thread - either the publisher didn't understand the concept or didn't market the game," Chudecke said in a press release.

"We at Caffeinated Games recognise publishers have to guess what games people will buy, so it is often hard for them to sign off on new ideas. Also, if your game doesn't fit into a specific genre, they may have a hard time marketing the game.

"Our approach to overcome this is to make the games we want to play and then pitch those games directly to the gamers. Cut out the middle man, if you will. The gamers after all are the ones who ultimately make your game a success."

Caffeinated Games will announce their first title next week.

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