Sony Music Entertainment is now stepping into the world of publishing, announcing their own publishing label called — Unties. From the looks of things, Unties will center around publishing indie games—hoping to give games with smaller scale a much broader recognition to players worldwide. Here’s what the company said in that regards:
“With the growth of game development environments, high quality game development has become possible even in small scale environments, and the evolution of digital publishing has made it easier to distribute developed titles to users worldwide. On the other hand, with a mixed bag of titles overflowing the market, there are also situations where interesting titles are buried without being noticed.
“At Unties, we dig up the masterpieces buried in those situations, and support them so that more users notice and pick them up. We spread information about excellent games and sell titles for multiple platforms.
“The name ‘Unties’ comes from the thought ‘to unleash the excellent talents of unique game creators all over the world’ and ‘setting creators free from the various shackles of game publishing,’ named from the intention of realizing publishing that is freedom of production without restraints.”
Unties has announced four games in their publishing line-up, with three of them heading to PC soon. These games include; Tiny Metal, Last Standard, and Merkava Avalanche. These games can also be found in the Steam’s Greenlight program. In the future, Unties will provide publishing for games on the PS4, VR, and Nintendo Switch.