Taking inspiration from roguelikes like FTL and party games such as Overcooked OSRS Gold, Means Warp is a roguelike game that draws inspiration from party games like Means Warp sees players control the crew on the ship, operating various devices, shooting weapons, making repairs, and finally making a plan for the dangerous spacevoid.
To find out more about Jagex's publication of This Means Warp, we called Outlier Games' founders Paul Froggatt and Matt Rathbun as well as Lead Product Manager for Jagex, Robert Fox-Galassi on their thoughts on this new partnership.
Much like many indie developers our start in the games industry began with experimenting with game ideas and programming over a long time, and then finally putting together something we could play!
I've got 10 years' experiences working for Google before deciding to go into game development full-time, and Matt's career spans building Hollywood computer systems on film sets, a stint with South Korean esports and mobile game development. We couldn't be more thrilled to share what we've made with this Means Warp.
Many a video game has encouraged aspiring developers to make their own. But it's uncommon to see the work of a different creator picked up by the firm that developed the original title.
That was not the case for Brendan Malcolm, the one-man team at Australian creator Games By Malcs Buy RuneScape Gold, whose idle RPG Melvor Idle is being published by Jagex the company that developed RuneScape the game which was key to Malcolm's inspiration behind his own initiative.