7 January 2017
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
As with many, 2016 was a difficult year for us at Orz Lab, but as "smooth seas never made a great sailor," I like to think that the difficulties of the last year have given us improved perspective and new skills which will benefit our games in the long run.
The diehard Orz fans out there will have noticed that, despite the lack of posts here, we have been very active in developing and releasing new games. In fact, 2016 was easily a record year for Orz releases; we released 4 new casual titles, most of which were published on Android. Half of those were educational games, marking our foray into the edutainment industry. This is an exciting new venture for us that we hope to expand upon in 2017. That said, fans of our more 'gamer-centric' games, need not worry as our more 'hardcore' games will continue to be a primary focus for us.
We have big plans for 2017, a glimpse of which I can share with you right now.
First, as I mentioned above, we are planning to release more casual and/or educational titles this year. As that front develops, we may consider separating it from the Orz Lab name and giving it its own brand.
Second, Rexzilla has been (mostly) out of print ever since the three storefronts that carried it (Indievania, Desura, and Shiny Loot) all folded. We've been meaning to provide another purchasing option for a while, and it looks like we're finally going to move ahead with that early this year.
Last, but certainly not least, we have been quietly working away on our next major game over the past year and are nearly ready to share it with the world. We expect to be able to make an announcement sometime before summer. Keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for all the latest.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Orz Lab through 2016!
We wish you all the best in 2017!