Rockstar Vet Goes Rogue; Launches Indie Studio

Developer Anthony Gowland opening 'Mainly About Games' in the UK.

Anthony Gowland — a Rockstar vet of over six years who held senior and lead roles in titles such as Grand Theft Auto: China Wars and Red Dead Redemption — has launched a new indie micro-studio named “Mainly About Games” in Edinburgh, UK.  “With the varied distribution opportunities now available to developers, it felt like the perfect time to move away from AAA development. It’s totally viable for a small team, or even a single dedicated guy, to create and market a successful game independently”, said Gowland.  Anthony says he enjoys making small games that have “solid gameplay hooks and big budget polish.”

Besides focusing on its own games, the studio is also offering freelance game design consultancy services.  “Each year there are a lot of games that are very good, when they could have been great. Playing through them you often get the impression that it’s the little details that are missing or have been overlooked.  I think there’s a real benefit to having an outsider with a proven track record play through your game with a fresh pair of eyes,” Gowland offered.  So far Tealy & Orangey is the only game on Mainly About Games’ roster; but if this is an example of what they have to offer, then I’m looking forward to this debut effort and beyond.  You can find more about Mainly About Games by visiting their web site.

[Source: Mainly About Games]

Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding

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Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Combat games.

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