UK middleware tech developer Rymatek Limited today announced that they have entered into a development agreement with Mystery Enterprises Limited, an SEIS-compliant digital publishing start-up, focused on UK-based games software and intellectual property development.
The deal is centred on the development of a game that makes use of Rymatek’s proprietary “Datafall®” procedural content game engine, and also comprises the transfer of a yet-to-be-announced IP, with Mystery Enterprises expected to give more details shortly.
Rymatek co-owner Matthew Miles Griffiths said “Today is a real vindication of what Rich and I have put our hearts and soul into over the last nine months or so. Our Datafall® engine is an amazing piece of tech, and one which we think we’ll be using for many years to come. We’re really happy to be have this opportunity to create a fully UK-based and funded entry into the casual games market, taking advantage not only of the incentives currently on offer in this country, but also the excellent opportunities that small dev/pub groups have right now to make headway into the mobile and tablet markets.”
Rymatek Limited formed in June last year, with expert programmer Richard Weeks teaming up with game designer Miles Griffiths to create a cutting-edge procedural content data management system, with easy application to any client-determined specification.
At the same time, the two also helped in the incorporation of Mystery Enterprises Limited, providing expert assistance to a group of UK small investors wishing to participate in the next wave of UK-based game development.
Both have extensive histories in the games industry. Miles Griffiths started out at Electronic Arts, before working alongside Weeks at Sony’s Psygnosis Camden studio in 1996. Subsequently, they have worked for numerous companies across the industry, including Lucasarts, Pure Entertainment, Storm Entertainment, Codemasters, SCi, Eidos, as well as having considerable experience in the contract field.