Lab Zero and 505 Games Bring You Indivisible
Since we announced Indivisible at Anime Expo earlier this month, Lab Zero has been anxiously awaiting to reveal our publishing partner, 505 Games. They’ve been fantastic to work with so far, and joining their line-up of great games like ABZÛ and ADR1FT is pretty exciting, too!
While our arrangement may bear some passing similarity to recent crowdfunding / publisher tie-ups, I believe the progressive relationship between Lab Zero and 505 Games is the next evolution in crowdfunding partnerships.
So let’s dive into the details a bit.
Currently, Lab Zero is developing a playable prototype for Indivisible, funded by 505 Games. Once that prototype is complete, we’ll release that to the public and launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in September to fund the full game. If we meet or exceed our goal, 505 will contribute the remaining development budget, and full production will begin in earnest.
So, up until the initial goal, 505 Games will effectively be matching your contributions. And the more money the Indiegogo campaign raises, the better the game gets, and the better the deal is for Lab Zero.
To be clear, this isn’t a campaign to “gauge interest” – Indivisible represents a more equitable funding split, where your support directly influences not only the game, but also the post-release benefits Lab Zero receives. Indivisible will not happen if we don’t hit our goal. But should the campaign succeed, Lab Zero will have a better outcome than we would’ve gotten through a more traditional publishing deal – that’s the risk we took, and we feel it’s a worthwhile tradeoff.
Lab Zero has learned a lot from our previous Indiegogo campaign, and so we expect that to go more smoothly this time around, especially when it comes to manufacturing and shipping physical rewards. And, perhaps most importantly, thanks to 505’s involvement we’ll be able to offer a physical release of Indivisible on the platform of your choice.
In addition to physical versions of the game, we’re cooking up some great physical rewards we’re pretty happy with. For example…
So, yeah – we’re excited.
Be sure to check out the teaser site 505 has built – it’ll be getting a developer blog soon enough, and we’ll start sharing more of our progress leading up to the launch of the campaign – prototype footage, character reveals, and more!