Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that it has acquired Doinksoft, the developer behind Gato Roboto, the physical exclusive Demon Throttle, and the upcoming run 'n' gun title Gunbrella.
Announced via Twitter, Devolver calls the acqusition "a historic moment" and included a rather amusing accompanying image that will look familiar to anybody following Microsoft's own recent acqusistions of Bethesda and Activision Blizzard.
As for the rather bizarre inclusion of Red Dead Redemption 2's key art? Well, that's Devolver's idea of a little joke. The publisher has made it quite plain over the years that it has a certain fondness for Rockstar Games' western adventure, going to far as to request the cancellation of GTA 6 in favour of Red Dead Redemption 3. Keep dreaming there, Devolver.
Doinksoft's upcoming Gunbrella has still yet to receive a firm release date beyond a rather vague '2023' window, but judging by the below announcement trailer, it's definitely looking like one to keep a close eye on.
Doinksoft officially joining Devolver Digital seems to make sense to us, but what do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Devolver Digital and Annapurna Interactive have published some of the best games that I have played in my life, so I’m pretty happy that Devolver Digital acquired Gunbrella, it looks to be an interesting concept.
Nice, hopeful for a physical Gunbrella now
I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner honestly since Doinksoft's games seem tailor-made for DD. Extremely happy for them though, hopefully this'll lead to an even more consistent string of bangers from them!
@JONOFTHEJONS "some of the games I played in my life" that's new.
@JONOFTHEJONS I, too, can attest that Devolver has published some of the games I've played in my life!
@JONOFTHEJONS Of all the comments I've read online, this is certainly one of them.
I have played so many games from this publisher throughout the years that i have absolutely adored. Can't wait for what's next!
@JONOFTHEJONS Ima let you finish but Devolver put out some of the games of all time ❤️
Of all time.
Devolver has been their publisher all this time, so nothing really changes except Microsoft cannot buy them now.
Gato Roboto was a true gem, action packed, superbly paced, with a very deep and complex protagonist and tight controls. I recommend it
Great fit I'd say.
Gato Roboto definetely was one of the metroidvanias I played.
@Varkster I meant to put best.
@Fizza I’m a little bit surprised. Devolver Digital is more well known for publishing games made by indie developers, rather than buying them. I’m not sure if they already own some studios or not (they might). There’s a big difference between publishing a game versus outright owning the studio that made it.
I do agree that the acquisition should be good for doinKsoft. Whether they own a studio or not, Devolver seems to be one of those publishers that really care about the quality of the games they publish, and have a good eye for choosing quality projects to fund.
I like Demon throttle
Gato Roboto is such a satisfying and beautiful morsel.
I'm guessing Devolver Digital wants to grow and that this is not going to be the only acquisition. Just like the big studios are consolidating, the small ones can benefit(?) too.
I do prefer a world where independent developers don't need middle men, but the games market is constantly dishing out new games and its hard to get attention and hard to keep a consistent income.
"historic' is probably the most overused term used today. No one will remember this by Sunday - much less for any part of history in any context.
Gunbrella looks so promising, but unfortunately I did not like the demo. I did have fun with Gato Roboto though.
Gato roboto owned. Excellent little, bite-sized gem of a game. Gunbrella looks rad too.
Still need to play Gato Roboto, but I bought it recently on sale after it grabbing my attention by the neck several times and choking it with cuteness AND intimidation.
Today will go down in history as being the day that @Cashews denied that Devolver acquiring Doinksoft would be a day that goes down in history.
@Ooyah I shall take my place along with great Roman Caesar in the pantheons of history.
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