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AUSTIN, TX. - FEBRUARY 12, 2007 - Austin-based developer Red Fly Studio announced today it has signed with fellow Austin-based Gamecock Media Group to publish multiple games under the Mushroom Men moniker. The incredibly artistic development group plans to unleash the fungi on a handheld and next-gen platform in spring 2008.
"Mushroom Men's amazing art and one-of-kind design show what a studio can produce when not hindered by a sequel or a lame license," said Mike Wilson, CEO and Head of Marketing for Gamecock Media Group. "The mushroom world is really like nothing I could ever have imagined, and we are fortunate to be working with Red Fly in bringing this game out. There's been years of work put into this game concept and it is easily going to be one of the most original titles around."
"We were very careful with our first original title to find a publisher that would appreciate the effort being put behind Mushroom Men," said Dan Borth, Founder and CEO of Red Fly Studio. "We spent a great deal of time with Mike and Harry learning about the Gamecock model. It was easy to understand their goals and how it helped our game."
Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.
About Red Fly Studio
Located in downtown Austin, Texas, Red Fly Studio is a young studio founded by ten-year veterans of the gaming industry with experience on titles such as Star Wars Galaxies, BloodRayne, Nocturne, FIFA Football 2005, Anachronox, SSX3 and Deus Ex. Red Fly offers a creative environment where the projects are driven by the team, and not by a sole individual.
About Gamecock Media Group
Based in Austin, Texas, Gamecock Media Group offers a welcome solution to the bloated and originality-starved video game industry. A well-funded, independent, artist-driven company, Gamecock favors the most innovative and original video game developers in the industry. Publishing games for all platforms, Gamecock offers its developers a high degree of participation, freedom and financial incentives, allowing them to perform and create to their utmost ability. For more, please visit www.gamecockmedia.com.