Amazon co-developing Fire exclusives with veteran studios

Frontier, WayForward and Happy Tuesday team up with Amazon Game Studios

Amazon Game Studios has revealed a trio of new games for its parent’s Fire platform, and has teamed up with some familiar names.

UK studio Frontier Developments – known, of course, for Elite: Dangerous and upcoming Xbox One exclusive ScreamRide – is working with AGS on Tales From Deep Space, according to Polygon. The two-player co-op game will only be available on Fire tablets and sees players helping a traveling salesman escape a space station.

Meanwhile, WayForward Technologies – the studio behind the Shantae series and DuckTales Remastered – is working on a touch-based action adventure game entitled Til Morning’s Light. This title, also co-developed with Amazon Game Studios, is set in a haunted mansion and will be exclusive to the Fire Phone.

Finally, Amazon is also working with Happy Tuesday – developer of Coin Dash! and Pumpkin Sweet Adventures – on CreepStorm, a tower defence game centred around destroying a powerful vampire.

Amazon has ramped up its efforts in games development considerably this year, hiring several notable developers to work at AGS and announcing its own microconsole earlier this year.

You can read more about Amazon’s gaming push in our interview with VP of games Mike Frazzini.

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