Plug In Digital has announced PID Publishing, a new games label open to global multiplatform deals for unreleased projects, as well as co-publishing agreements to port existing games to new platforms.
PID Publishing’s lineup includes various games previously released under the Plug In Digital label such as Ghost of a Tale (PlayStation 4 and Switch versions), Paper Beast (PC version), and Unmemory. The July-announced Alba: A Wildlife Adventure from Monument Valley developer ustwo games also joins the portfolio.
“This partnership [with ustwo games] is a perfect illustration of one way PID Publishing intends to work, by offering porting and publishing support on PC / consoles to a renowned studio willing to preserve its self-publishing autonomy on the mobile space,” Plug In Digital said in a press release.
The PID Publishing label will operate complementary to Dear Villagers, Plug In Digital’s other publishing label strictly focused on PC and consoles, and piece together a more flexible lineup across all platforms, including PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series.
“Launching a new publishing label is a key step in our growth strategy,” said Plug In Digital CEO and founder Francis Ingrand. “The same way we went from a small business development agency to a leading distributor, we are looking to patiently hone our skills, investments, and successes as a publisher. This second brand allows us to work in a more flexible way with selected partner studios that are creating very different types of games.”
PID Publishing will close out 2020 with the Switch versions of Iris and the Giant and Alt-Frequencies, and has “many new game announcements” planned for 2021.