For its latest downloadable exclusive, Microsoft has partnered with Spanish indie studio Tequila Works to create DeadLight
, a new horror-themed platformer for Xbox Live Arcade.
The game, set to debut this summer, is the first to come from the Madrid-based Tequila Works, which has stayed relatively quiet since its founding in September 2009.
According to its company website
, the independent studio is home to 26 employees, many of whom have a background in film and traditional game development. In particular, a number of the team's key staff members hail from companies like Weta, Blizzard, MercurySteam, Sony Europe, and more.
"Being published by Microsoft Studios, one of the world’s largest publishers, is a true reward for all the team [sic] hard work," said Tequila Works CEO Raul Rubio. "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."