Based in the SF Bay Area, Maximum Games is a boutique publisher of video games spanning all genres and delivered through all channels in the digital entertainment industry. The company enters a new dimension this year, propelling into the exciting world of Virtual Reality, and expanding distribution globally. Maximum Games have developed the highly succesful Farming Simulator, Alekhine's Gun and Lichdom: Battlemage among other top rated titles.
Telltale Games is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major gaming platform and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases, winning numerous awards including, “Adventure Game of the Year” accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers. Telltale has also been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times and Variety. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and Wii and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms.
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. is a company providing interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz and GameShark (gaming products), TRITTON (audio products) and Saitek (simulation) brands. Mad Catz develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios, develops flight simulation and chess hardware under its Saitek brand, publishes games under its Mad Catz brand, and distributes games and video game products for third-party partners. The company is incorporated in Canada and headquartered in San Diego, California.
Rock Band 4 is a music video game by Harmonix that will allow players to simulate the playing of licensed music across many different decades and genres using instrument controllers that mimic playing lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. As the fourth main installment in the Rock Band franchise, it will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 6, 2015. Mad Catz, who is also developing new instrument controllers for the game, will market and distribute the title worldwide.
Rock Band 4 represents Harmonix's return to the franchise and will refocus on the core gameplay that made the series famous, emphasizing the game's social interactions.