Google Stadia's cloud-based gaming platform looks for titles from independent developers.
The company announced a new one during the Google for Games Developer Summit Stadia Makers programThis should make it easier for developers to publish themselves on the currently sparsely populated platform.
Google is partnering with Unity on this initiative, which will receive expert support from Unity’s technical team. This is a clear plus for developers who want to take action to support indie makers based on the experience of the Unity team.
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In addition to providing technical support, Google promises indie developers up to five development kits, depending on the size of the team, and also wants to help offset the additional development costs of publishing on the platform.
Google says: "Cross-platform development has a very real financial consideration, and Stadia will offset some of that cost."
The company claims developers have launched 30 games on Stadia since its launch in November last year, and is promoting the 120 titles that will be released in 2020.
Google added, "The fact is that far more studios have been requested to be part of our launch than we were able to work at this time. Thank you for your ambition, patience, and support that these applications represent. Now that we are a few months later, we have improved our tools and built new partnerships with which we can work with more independent studios. "
Some popular games are currently available on Stadia, including Assassins Creed Odyssey, Doom Eternal, Destiny 2, NBA 2K20, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and The Elder Scrolls Online. However, there isn't much below the surface.
An influx of new games from the independent area could give Stadia a much needed boost after the somewhat overwhelming first months in the public area.