Bringing hidden gems to the forefront.
Sony has established a new indie publishing label called Unties, set up under Sony Music Entertainment. The focus of the label is to help bring to light some of the hidden gems that would struggle to get to the top of a crowded market, and they’ll be publishing games for both PC and Nintendo Switch. There are currently four titles announced, with the first being Tiny Metal, releasing next month on Switch, PS4, and PC.
Here’s a statement from Sony on the announcement of Unties, via Gematsu.
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.”
Take a look at trailers for each of the four announced games down below.