Pioneering entertainment and media company Rooster Teeth today announced the launch of Rooster Teeth Games, a new video game publishing division focused on bridging the gap between independent game developers and the worldwide community of gamers. The next title to be published by Rooster Teeth Games will be Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars. Developed by Invisible Collective, Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars will be available on Steam in Spring 2017. Rooster Teeth Games recently developed and published mega hit RWBY: Grimm Eclipse. The game, based on Rooster Teeth’s global hit anime series RWBY, was a best-seller during its initial release on Steam in Summer 2016 and then debuted on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in January 2017 and is currently a top-10 selling game on both platforms.
Rooster Teeth Games offers independent developers the opportunity to tap into, leverage and gain exposure within Rooster Teeth’s pervasive and influential community. The company has a massive global footprint of more than 30 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, and more than 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub.
“Rooster Teeth services the community of people who grew up on game consoles instead of cable boxes,” said Michael Hadwin, Director, Rooster Teeth Games. “With Rooster Teeth Games, we will bring a wide array of engaging and entertaining video games on all platforms to this community, and in turn introduce the indie developer to this thriving demographic.”
In addition to first-party relations, marketing, distribution and legal services, Rooster Teeth Games will provide indie developer partners with an end-to-end e-commerce merchandising and promotional solution.
“We invite the aspiring, stellar, creative indie developers around the world to contact Rooster Teeth Games and pitch their best content and games to us,” said Hadwin. “We are eager to share access to the vast potential audiences within the Rooster Teeth community, and to publish and deliver new and exciting content to gamers worldwide, starting with Battlesloths.”
Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars is a fast-paced, local multiplayer, competitive twin-stick shooter. In it, players train to become the ultimate gun-toting, hoverboarding, pizza-eating sloth. Up to four players can compete against AI sloths using myriad weaponry, each with their own strategies, to destroy enemies in a quest to collect the most pizza. Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars features 20 unique weapons, 4 game modes, customizable battle settings, and more.
Randy Greenback, Executive Producer for Invisible Collective said “It’s easy to see that Rooster Teeth embodies the spirit of the game in all they do. Their approach to entertainment, paired with their awareness of the current market, makes them the ideal publisher for Battlesloths.”
Rooster Teeth Games is headed by Michael Hadwin and Rooster Teeth’s SVP of Business Development Alan Abdine. With more than 20 years experience in the games industry, Hadwin has worked with a number of video game and entertainment companies. He brings business, development and strategic leadership, as well as keen insight and industry connections to establish the new division’s foothold in the industry.