FIRST GAME TO BE PUBLISHED BY COLLECTIVE IS OUT NOW ON STEAM
Square Enix Collective™ is delighted to announce that Goetia™ – the first game to be published by the initiative – is now available for purchase on PC via Steam and the Square Enix Store.
Goetia is a deep and engrossing point-and-click adventure set in England in the 1940s, based around the mysterious Blackwood Manor. You play as Abigail Blackwood, raised from the dead with no explanation, and as a ghost you must set about finding out what has happened in the years since your death.
Why are you here? Where is your family? And, most importantly, what exactly have they done…?
The manor and surrounding countryside is yours to explore as you find clues and solve the puzzles – with dozens of rooms to explore and some unexpected…and unnerving discoveries along the way.
The release of Goetia marks the final stages of a long partnership between Sushee™ and Square Enix Collective. The game first appeared on the Collective Feedback platform in July 2014 and was well received by the community.
Collective then offered support for the subsequent Kickstarter™ campaign (which aimed to raise funds for the game’s completion), and once successfully concluded, also offered support for the final release – which was accepted.
“It’s been a fantastic experience getting to know the Sushee team over the past 18 months,” said Phil Elliott, creator and project lead for Square Enix Collective. “We love the depth and atmosphere of Goetia, and we’re really proud that the game is the first in a range of releases to come via Collective this year.”
“Square Enix Collective has been a great partner and friend to Sushee since we submitted the Goetia pitch to them all those months ago,” added Sushee’s Benjamin Anseaume. “We’re really excited to be launching the game and can’t wait for people to experience Abigail’s story, and solve the dark mystery of the Blackwoods.”
Goetia was one of five games to be featured in the Square Enix Collective line-up at this year’s EGZ Rezzed in London, alongside forthcoming releases The Turing Test™, Black The Fall™, Tokyo Dark™, and Oh My Godheads™.
Square Enix Collective is an initiative that provides a range of services to independent developers to help them raise the profile of their projects, and bring them to market.
Creative control and all original IP rights are always retained by the developer when working with Square Enix Collective.
- Community-building via the Collective Feedback platform
- Support through crowdfunding for selected projects
- Publishing and marketing services (including QA and platform relations)
- A limited number of production investments for specific projects
- Occasional availability of specific Square Enix Western IP available for licensing
For more information on Square Enix Collective, or if you wish to talk to any of the developers featured on the Feedback platform or supported through funding, please contact your local PR rep or directly via: firstname.lastname@example.org