O~3 Entertainment, a new publishing and distribution company, entered the market today. Headed by Bill Gardner, the company seeks titles from small and mid-size developers in an effort to provide fresh and innovative gameplay. Joining Gardner in this venture are two former Capcom associates, Chris Jelinek and Hanako Watanabe. With their prior experience in the industry, the conglomeration of talent behind O~3 shows they aren't fooling around.
O~3 plans to publish titles under three different brands, depending on the content of the game. The Macaroni Media brand will consist of children's educational and entertainment software, the Ankle Biters imprint will contain games rated from "E" to "T", and the Total Chaos line entails "T" and "M" rated games with "intense graphics."
"There are a lot of high quality games being left on the table because they aren't the next installment of last year's licensed blockbuster," commented Gardner. "O~3 Entertainment's approach to publishing will lead to more diverse and creative choices for gamers at retail."
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