Curve Digital, the UK publisher behind the console ports for popular titles like Thomas Was Alone and Dear Esther, has announced plans to open a U.S office in San Francisco.
According to Curve, this new base stateside will allow it to "build on the strong momentum" it has seen over the course of 2016.
In an exclusive statement to Develop, Curve Digital said: "It’s been quite a year for Curve Digital. We’ve announced deals with some great indie studios, and enjoyed success with recent releases Human Fall Flat (No Brakes Games) and Dear Esther (Chinese Room).
We are already talking with independent studios in the US, so the opening of our US office is vital to ensure we have a strong presence in the market Stateside. This is an important expansion step for Curve Digital and we’re also making sure we have a strong marketing base to promote our games.
This is the next step in our ambitions .”
Currently, half the company's revenue is coming from North American players, so it makes sense for the company to have a base there, but it also makes sense for closer relations to independent developers on that side of the Atlantic.
Curve Digital have had a busy 2016 so far, releasing 10 Second Ninja X, Dear Esther, Human Fall Flat and Hue in the past few months.