Turns out the people behind The Behemoth aren’t just (awesome) video game developers, they’re also savvy business people. They’ve launched two new subdivisions for their company: The Research Centaurs and Gold Egg Project. The Research Centaurs portion is straightforward in that they’ll basically play the role of consultants for other indie devs, offering user experience and quality assurance services.
What’s more interesting to me is the Gold Egg Project, where indie developers will be chosen to receive possible funding from The Behemoth for their next game. Basically, angel investment. Basically, a sugar daddy program. They’re not publishing it, nor marketing it, they’re simply providing funding to allow the devs to self-publish it. Oh, and the developers would keep the IP, too. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal for a struggling independent developer. The most recent game to receive Gold Egg Project help was Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime by Asteroid Base.
Now, if only I could convince The Behemoth Twinfinite is a start-up indie development company.