New York, New York (PressExposure) June 26, 2013 -- The business side of the console video game industry can be a tough space to break into.
Lengthy development timelines, media licensing, manufacturing as well as distribution logistics, legal requirements and other barriers to entry have kept the number of successful companies in the space limited.
Mobile and tablet gaming has also created a shift in audience demands and expectations. Turning what was once a predictable industry on its head.
Additionally more and more students are achieving technical mastery of the skills necessary to create attractive games. Leading to increased competition for limited public recognition, while at the same time battling for revenue from the still limited wallet of a country recovering from the Great Recession.
Despite all of this, independent development studio Last Limb Games ( http://www.lastlimb.com ) has broken the mold. Their upcoming release "Organic Panic" was recently rated in the Top 100 Most Popular Games. This rankings was created and evaluated by IndieDB, one of several gaming websites maintained by Game Revolution. Each of these websites maintains its own customized algorithm resulting varied rankings from site to site. Although Organic Panic has only just pierced the veil of their first ranking, the development team hopes increased exposure will lead to recognition of there hard work.
Developers Damon and Anatole Branch, brothers from England, independently both have extensive industry experience. Organic Panic however if there first joint venture.
Although Organic Panic has been in development for five years, it is scheduled for release in Q3 of this year.
The complexity of the game has contributed to both the delays and its success. Programming on used and outdated equipment as well as limited financial resources have also attributed to much the extended timeline. Traditional development on a game of this scope takes 8-16 months.
Initial release will be on Microsoft's Xbox console with porting to other consoles as demand dictates.
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