Plymouth based indie developer Total Monkery have today revealed they’ve successfully secured support from both Creative England (celebrating the most innovative UK businesses in the creative industry) and Microsoft via their Greenshoots programme. This support will enable them to develop its action puzzle game ElemenTales (due for release on mobile in June) for both PC and Xbox.
ElemenTales follows the adventures of four brothers who have been cursed to exist in the form of the classic elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The brothers must solve puzzles and collect hidden objects in order to progress through the levels, combining their talents but being careful not to drain each other’s powers.
The Greenshoots support will enable the company, who were highlighted in Creative England’s CE50 report on innovative businesses in January, to continue to develop a solid base of original games.
Total Monkery founder, Richard Weeks, also brings his wealth of industry experience (including time at Psygnosis and LucasArts) to his other role as an Associate Lecturer in programming at Plymouth University, and the company is keen to foster strong links with academia and support the broader development community in the region.
It’s great to see UK studios receiving the support they require and we at TiX cannot wait to see Total Monkery’s future projects released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Good luck from everyone at TiX – to Richard, Andrea, Will, Frederick, Anya and everyone else involved at Total Monkery.
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