Porting games to Windows Phone and Windows 8 is about to get a whole lot easier. A new company called 'Game Troopers' has launched as an independent game publishing service today, and claims to be solely devoted to bringing games from other platforms to the Windows ecosystem. The first batch of games slated to be ported by the company includes Tiny Troopers, Make it Rain: The Love of Money, and Abyss.
Speaking on the publisher's goals, co-founder Nicholas Reville said:
In many cases, we will even do the coding to get the game running on Windows. We want to make it easy for developers to decide to bring their game to Windows. It shouldn't add any extra stress for your team.
Game Troopers was founded by acclaimed mobile game startup 'Space Inch,' creators of several hit games like "Make it Rain: The Love of Money," which made it to #1 in Apple's App Store this year. On the potential of the Windows and Windows Phone platforms for indie developers, Space Inch CEO Josh Segall said:
We live and breath mobile gaming and we know how to create hits. There's a huge amount of potential on Windows and lots of indie game developers don't have a plan to publish their game. We solve that for them.
The first of Game Troopers' releases will be the aforementioned 'Tiny Troopers' which will make its way to Windows Phone devices sometime during December.