Amazon Games today announced that it is expanding its third-party publishing efforts with a new project from independent studio Glowmade, who will be developing a game based on an original IP. This new project will join Smilegate RPG’s highly anticipated MMOARPG Lost Ark as part of Amazon Games’ third-party publishing portfolio.
“Amazon Games is dedicated to finding and publishing best-in-class games, whether they’re from AAA studios or passionate indie teams. Glowmade is a team of seasoned developers with the right creativity and experience to make games players will love,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games. “We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with this talented studio to bring our players the very best gaming experiences.”
Glowmade was founded in 2015 and is based in Guildford, England. This dedicated team of 25 (and counting) are an experienced group of developers, with credits including Fable, Little Big Planet, Battlefield, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Glowmade is currently developing a creative online co-op experience for Amazon Games.
"The Glowmade team has been working incredibly hard on our exciting new IP, and Amazon Games has been a great partner,” said Jonny Hopper, Glowmade studio head. “The Amazon Games team’s commitment to helping us deliver on our creative vision has been amazing. We can't wait to show the world what we're up to.”
In addition to third-party publishing, Amazon Games is also developing original AAA games across development teams and studios in Orange County, San Diego, Seattle, and Montreal. New World, the upcoming open-world MMO from Amazon Games, will launch later this month on September 28, 2021.
Amazon Games is also looking for talented individuals who specialize in a variety of disciplines to help us develop brand-new projects and publish exciting games from leading developers. To learn more about working at Amazon Games, browse open positions on Amazon Jobs.
Glowmade’s ambition is to reinvent how people play, connect, and share their stories, by developing inspirational games which empower joyful creativity. Founded in 2015 by three friends who met at Lionhead Studios, creative play and User Generated Content are at the heart of the company’s DNA. Based within the vibrant video game community of Guildford in southern England, the team has grown year on year, attracting a group of highly talented individuals who are now excelling as a team on an exciting new IP to be published by Amazon Games.