In-house game jam leads to $6.2M development contracts for Frontier
Elite: Dangerous company Frontier Developments has signed two new development contracts valued at a total of £3.75 million ($6.25 million), thanks to an in-house game jam.
Cambridge-based Frontier runs an in-house competition called "Game of the Week" every so often, in which the studio's designers are asked to create small game prototypes based around specific limits. 2008 Wii game LostWinds originally came from a "Game of the Week" competition.
Now the company says that two more games created during these jams have been given the go-ahead, and "a major new global publishing partner" has splashed cash on making them happen.
Frontier notes that these two games, yet to be revealed, "will drive support for the partner's own hardware and technology eco-system," suggesting the unnamed publishing partner is also a hardware manufacturer.