GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath launches new indie publisher Null Games

Null Games

New indie-developer focused publisher Null Games has been announced by GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath.

Null Games is dedicated to indie games for PC, Mac, and consoles, and “puts developers first.”

Their first game will by hockey roguelite game Tape to Tape, developed by indie studio Excellent Rectangle. It’s launching sometime in 2023 for PC (via Steam).

Here’s the word on the new studio, and their goals:

About Null Games

Null is a developer-friendly publisher of indie games for PC, Mac, and consoles.

We’re part of a new wave of indie game publishers that put developers first. Our games treat players with respect, and our publishing agreement has some of the most developer-friendly terms there are. We partner with developers who share our vision, and, in exchange, we share their risk.

Many of us grew up exploring amazing digital worlds. But as we got older, we learned that the games industry isn’t always fun. The creative people directly responsible for making great games are often treated the worst. In the world of indie games, the publishers have all the power and they know it. Contracts are often one-sided, as is the risk.

We think there’s a better way. By partnering with developers and offering great terms, we believe they’ll make better games in a more sustainable way. At the end of the day, this is really all about the games. We’ve seen what the developer-unfriendly, crunch culture produces. It’s time to see what happens when you treat developers and gamers with respect.


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