Indie live ops developer DECA Games has decloaked to offer its services to select game developers.
DECA Games was established in 2016 by Ken Go, the former General Manager of Kabam's European HQ. The team is currently made up of over 30 people, with backgrounds at Kabam, Bigpoint, and Aeria Games.
The studio's business model is to either acquire a game or partner with its developer to take over live operations once it has launched. This includes community management, developing new features, creating new art assets, and more.
It has already signed deals with developers such as Kabam and GREE to take over some of their games. This includes Realm of the Mad God, a browser game first published in 2011.
Caring for the community
"With games companies needing to focus on their next big hit to continue to grow and survive, smaller older games with a very engaged audience are being put on the back burner," said Go.
"I created DECA Games to give developers an alternative route to shutting down a game, and for the super fans of these games on the verge of dying. We care deeply about the community, and that comes across in everything we do. Our ultimate goal is to give these games a rebirth and revitalize the fanbase."
DECA Games joins a growing list of studios spun off from Kabam since its sale to Netmarble. This includes mobile developer Aftershock, made up of Kabam studios left over from the sale, and core mobile developer Phoenix One Games.