Tequila Works signs publishing agreement with Microsoft Studios

In an apocalyptic world where there is no reason to exist, a man crosses the American west coast. Surviving is much more than a daily routine in this original cinematic puzzle platformer.  Deadlight  is to be released as an XBLA exclusive title in summer 2012.

Tequila Works, based in Madrid was founded in September 2009 by Raúl Rubio Munárriz and Luz Sancho Rodríguez. The team comprises veterans in the entertainment industry, with an impressive track record  in the development of games such as the  Commandos and  Motorstorm  series, Castlevania: Lords of ShadowDiablo IIIHeavy Rain, and  Overlord II.

In announcing the publishing deal, Raúl Rubio, CEO and Creative Director at Tequila Works stated, “our philosophy is to create tasteful things. Our team integrates highly experienced people who still keep the ability to see the world with amazement every day, and enjoy challenging their creative talents”.

“Being published by Microsoft Studios, one of the world’s largest publishers, is a true reward for all the team hard work. The opportunity to work with first-party publisher Microsoft Studios is a dream come true, and shows their commitment in the talent of small independent studios.”

Luz Sancho, Chairwoman, added: “Since our first conversations, Microsoft Studios understood Tequila Works spirit and our attention to detail. They believe in us and the way we create”. “XBLA is the perfect platform for unique AAA bets with a character of their own. We want to create something truly special for Xbox 360”, remarked Raúl Rubio.

For further information on Tequila Works please visit  http://www.tequilaworks.com.

For further information about Deadlight, interview requests etc please contact Tim Ponting, tim@renegadepr.com or Tom Sargent,  tom@renegadepr.com.

About Tequila Works

Tequila Works, based in Madrid, Spain was founded in September 2009. The team consists of a group of talented professional from Blizzard Entertainment, MercurySteam Entertainment, Pyro Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Triumph Studios. Tequila Works is currently working on several projects, all of them original IPs, the first one of which will be published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360.

Tequila Works is born...

Senior veterans from the entertainment industry have founded Tequila Works, an independent studio with a craftsman’s soul.

The Madrid-based team consists of a group of talented professionals from Blizzard Entertainment, MercurySteam Entertainment, Pyro Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Triumph Studios and Weta Digital.

Highlights from the CV of Tequila Works’ members include movie productions such as Avatar or The Lovely Bones, and games such as the Commandos or Motorstorm series, Diablo III, Heavy Rain, Overlord II or Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

Tequila Works’ philosophy is creating "small tasteful things" - developing amazing experiences and original IP for digital distribution platforms, paying maximum attention to quality and detail.

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