Thumb Arcade preps self publishing developer movement under banner of Who Needs Chillingo?

Thumb Arcade preps self publishing developer movement under banner of Who Needs Chillingo?
Who Needs Chillingo? That's the provocative rallying cry of a new cooperative developer-centric community publishing effort.

Lead by Andy Rosic of US mobile developer Thumb Arcade, its mission statement is 'The publishers are dead. We developers need each other to succeed.'

'No one can afford to launch and then watch the paint peel. We have to band together and utilize our combined social network and loyal fans to help everyone grow together.'

Building the band

Quite what this means in practice is currently hard to say, although the website has an email box to join the invite list for the initiative, which is said to be launching soon.

There are also various other media channels you can check out including a blog, Twitter and Facebook.

And, just to clarify, reading the small print, Thumb Arcade notes 'We have nothing against Chillingo, ngmoco or any specific publisher ... If you need a publisher, go check them out. Otherwise, sign up with us.'

[source: Who Needs Chillingo?]
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