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Slitherine to turn publisher

Developer Slitherine is to publish its own titles on PC and consoles from January 2009, and has raised an initial sum of €5 million to kickstart its move into the sector.

The strategy games specialist has ‘already started a strategic development plan to approach the retail market’, says a freshly-released statement.

“We have always been committed in bringing games that are both playable and enjoyable to the market and to allow all kind of player, from the strategy enthusiast to the curious newcomer, to have an entertaining experience,” said Iain McNeil, development and production director at Slitherine.

“By moving directly into publishing we will be in full control of the content of our products and can leverage on the experience we've accumulated over these long
years of development and production.”
 
Slitherine has simultaneously announced it has raised an initial 5million Euros funding to carry these plans to fulfillment over the next three years.

“Our funding package ensures that we can approach the market in the best possible way to achieve success. We know this is a quality and marketing driven business and this will allow us to be proactive and to invest our money where it will make a difference,” said JD McNeil, business development director of the company.

“Being able to invest our resources in the most efficient way is nothing new to Slitherine, but now we have the funding to invest in future development, marketing and communication for our new and exciting product line up. We aim to make this a success from the very beginning.”

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