Announced today at Gamescom 2016, PlayStack is a new UK games publisher made up of a team of highly experienced leaders and individuals from across the games, entertainment and finance industries. PlayStack brings diverse experience and access to investment and marketing capital to redefine the way in which games are developed, enjoyed and shared.
PlayStack is led by CEO & Founder Harvey Elliott who has previously shipped games worth over $1BN in market value. By building a powerhouse team which, in conjunction with his experiences as chair of the BAFTA Games Committee and across the industry, PlayStack will seek out creative developers with world-class IP to fund and support their studios from concept to launch.
Identifying and surfacing new talent and studios is at the heart of the PlayStack business strategy. “The closure of so many leading studios means that a huge amount of creativity is at risk of going to waste, and puts us as players at risk of missing out of some of the defining experiences of the industry.”, says Harvey Elliott “By centering ourselves in the UK we will harness a rich pool of developer talent whilst creating an organisation capable of building global success for new IP”.
PlayStack are also announcing their first title Nemesis: Air Combat developed by Stratosphere Games, a mobile development studio formed by gaming veterans from Splash Damage, Nexon, Rocksteady, and Yager. Releasing in late 2016 this new top-tier mobile IP exemplifies PlayStack’s dedication to surfacing games created by new and highly talented development studios.