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New investment vehicle a good shepherd for indie game producers

  • http://www.banklesstimes.com
  • October 16, 2017
  • Tony Zerucha
New investment vehicle a good shepherd for indie game producers

"Good Shepherd will help with the typical business and marketing needs, but they also can take a game from a good idea and make it something special. With access to a roster of writers, musicians and voice actors can make a game come alive."

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Denver DreamHack selects Milanoir and Outreach as finalists for Indie Playground.

  • October 09, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
Denver DreamHack selects Milanoir and Outreach as finalists for Indie Playground.

Denver DreamHack selects Milanoir and Outreach as finalists for Indie Playground.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine wins Developers Choice Award at IndieCade17

  • October 09, 2017
  • IndieCade
Where The Water Tastes Like Wine wins Developers Choice Award at IndieCade17

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, a tale of Americana folklore is IndieCade17's Developer Choice

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CreativeForge just might have struck creative gold with Phantom Doctrine.

  • pixeljudge.com
  • October 03, 2017
  • Kyle Johnson
CreativeForge just might have struck creative gold with Phantom Doctrine.

Initially seeming like a James Bond-meets-XCOM mashup, from the demo I got my hands on at PAX West, Phantom Doctrine is aiming for much, much more than that.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine perfectly captures today's identity struggle of what it means to be American.

  • September 26, 2017
  • Mashable - Jess Joho
Where The Water Tastes Like Wine perfectly captures today's identity struggle of what it means to be American.

Indie game captures the real America through its forgotten folktales

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Been Andac, Good Shepherd business and product development consultant, talks to GamesIndustry BizPodcast.

  • September 26, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
Been Andac, Good Shepherd business and product development consultant, talks to GamesIndustry BizPodcast.

Been Andac, our business and product development consultant, talks to GamesIndustry Biz Podcast about how publisher choose games.

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QA tester Erwin Bell from Good Shepherd showcases MachiaVillain.

  • September 26, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
QA tester Erwin Bell from Good Shepherd showcases MachiaVillain.

QA tester Erwin Bell from Good Shepherd showcases MachiaVillain.

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One Gamer Fund heard you liked video-game charities

  • Engadget
  • September 25, 2017
  • Jessica Conditt
One Gamer Fund heard you liked video-game charities

A big Good Shepherd Steam sale kicks off a new charitable collaboration.

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Phantom Doctrine continues to receive positive press from Pax West

  • September 19, 2017
  • Dan Paredes
Phantom Doctrine continues to receive positive press from Pax West

"Phantom Doctrine feels like it has the potential to be a real big winner. In an indie market that is churning out tactical RPGs by the handful, it puts forth a innovative entry with a great setting. Keep a very close eye on this one."​

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XCOM Meets Cloak and Dagger in Phantom Doctrine

  • September 14, 2017
  • Travis Williams
XCOM Meets Cloak and Dagger in Phantom Doctrine

"It’s one of only a few games that I need in my life."

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Good Shepherd Games win multiple Pax West awards

  • Seattle, WA
  • September 07, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd Games win multiple Pax West awards

Phantom Doctrine & Where The Water Tastes Like Wine win awards at Pax West

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Good Shepherd Entertainment Reports Strong Investor Returns

  • September 05, 2017
  • Business Wire
Good Shepherd Entertainment Reports Strong Investor Returns

Good Shepherd celebrates anniversary of company's first crowd-financed game and investor success

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Good games make good investments at Good Shepherd

  • September 05, 2017
  • Devin Coldewey
Good games make good investments at Good Shepherd

​"If you could enable people all over the world to pursue their dreams and build something cool, wouldn’t you? Fortunately, it also happens to produce quite a bit of money, which justifies it for everyone else."​

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Gambitious Rebranding Applies Lessons Learned

  • August 31, 2017
  • John Gaudiosi
Gambitious Rebranding Applies Lessons Learned

"Good Shepherd will apply lessons learned from Gambitious, which was one of the few companies to seek private investors rather than the crowdfunding approach that Fig, IndieGogo and Kickstarter employ.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine wins multiple awards at Gamescom 2017

  • August 29, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
Where The Water Tastes Like Wine wins multiple awards at Gamescom 2017

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Phantom Doctrine from CreativeForge Games is coming to GOG.com and Steam

  • August 23, 2017
  • GOG.com
Phantom Doctrine from CreativeForge Games is coming to GOG.com and Steam

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Phantom Doctrine live-action Safe House teaser trailer is released

  • August 22, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
Phantom Doctrine live-action Safe House teaser trailer is released

Phantom Doctrine will launch in 2018 on Windows PC and consoles.

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Gambitious Reemerges as Good Shepherd, Picks Up Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

  • Hardcore Gamer
  • August 18, 2017
  • Kyle LeClair
Gambitious Reemerges as Good Shepherd, Picks Up Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

Since 2011, Gambitious Digital Entertainment have been one of the most notable publishers on the indie game scene, helping such titles as Hard Reset and RunGunJumpGun reach a wider audience. But now, having raised a fresh new operating capital, the company has rebranded themselves as Good Shepherd Entertainment, as you can see in the announcement trailer below, which what they hope to accomplish.

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New Where The Water Tastes Like Wine trailer is released!

  • August 16, 2017
  • Good Shepherd
New Where The Water Tastes Like Wine trailer is released!

New trailer for Dim Bulb Games and Serenity Forge's Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. The game already received seven “best of E3” nominations.

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Gambitious relaunches as Good Shepherd Entertainment to help indies

  • GamesIndustry International
  • August 16, 2017
  • James Brightman
Gambitious relaunches as Good Shepherd Entertainment to help indies

Mike Wilson on the state of indie development as he relaunches Gambitious as Good Shepherd Entertainment

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Redeemer Redeems the Name of Indie

  • The Overpowered Noobs
  • August 04, 2017
  • Dizzyjuice
Redeemer Redeems the Name of Indie

Redeemer has exactly what I want when I crave quick, well-produced top-down action content.

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Top-down shoot-o-brawler Redeemer spurts out

  • Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • August 02, 2017
  • Alice O'Connor
Top-down shoot-o-brawler Redeemer spurts out

Released last night, it’s a top-down shoot-o-brawler where you can blast fools’in the face or even stealth-kill them, but that seems a waste when you can also rip off their arm and use it to beat other baddies to death. It’s that sort of video game.

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First 20 Minutes of Diluvion

  • IGN
  • January 30, 2017
  • The Crew
First 20 Minutes of Diluvion

Watch us assemble a crew and explore the beautiful and dangerous otherworldly deep sea of Diluvion.

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Diluvion Livestream with the Developers

  • GameSpot
  • January 27, 2017
  • Miguel Concepcion, Erick Tay, Richard Li, and Jean-Luc Seipke
Diluvion Livestream with the Developers

Join Miguel as he dives into Diluvion to find the secrets of the past in a hauntingly beautiful flooded world.

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Tycoon Sim Transport Fever Available Today on Steam & GOG for Windows PC, Mac and Linux

  • Amsterdam
  • November 08, 2016
  • Gambitious
Tycoon Sim Transport Fever Available Today on Steam & GOG for Windows PC, Mac and Linux

Engineer a sprawling transportation empire through history in the imaginative new strategy venture from Urban Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment

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Diluvion is a Dark Souls-inspired underwater adventure

  • Polygon
  • September 14, 2016
  • Charlie Hall
Diluvion is a Dark Souls-inspired underwater adventure

Also inspired by classics like Freelancer and steampunk science fiction

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RunGunJumpGun is one of the best autorunners since Canabalt

  • Eurogamer.net
  • September 12, 2016
  • Christian Donlan
RunGunJumpGun is one of the best autorunners since Canabalt

Dead again.

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RunGunJumpGun Review

  • GameSpew
  • September 10, 2016
  • Kyle Bradford
RunGunJumpGun Review

For as unsettling as the end of the universe can be, ThirtyThree’s new action platformer RunGunJumpGun is able to find tons of fun in the perilous final moments of a dying solar system. Evoking familiar moments of other difficult indie games, this painfully appetising explosion of colour and sound will have you coming back for more even after your hundredth time dying on the same damned stage.

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Our favorite games of PAX West 2016

  • Seattle, WA
  • September 07, 2016
  • James Davenport + Tom Marks
Our favorite games of PAX West 2016

The best game of the show, some personal picks, and a list of our extensive coverage from the show.

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Diluvion is a journey to the bottom of the ocean with FTL-like crew management

  • PC Gamer
  • September 06, 2016
  • James Davenport
Diluvion is a journey to the bottom of the ocean with FTL-like crew management

We talk to one of the developers to get an idea of how their ocean exploration RPG works.

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Oh… Sir! The Insult Simulator is a weird and wonderful abuse-em-up, coming soon to iOS and Android

  • PocketGamer.co.uk
  • August 23, 2016
  • Oscar Dayus
Oh… Sir! The Insult Simulator is a weird and wonderful abuse-em-up, coming soon to iOS and Android

How dare you?!

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'Oh... Sir!' is our favorite insult-em-up

  • Endgadget
  • August 20, 2016
  • Aaron Souppouris
'Oh... Sir!' is our favorite insult-em-up

A premium version of a game jam favorite is almost ready.

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Zombie Night Terror Review

  • WeGotThisCovered.com
  • July 21, 2016
  • Gareth Cartwright
Zombie Night Terror Review

While well-placed mutations convert the humans to undead minions in Zombie Night Terror, the game itself could be just the infection needed to help more zombie-centric titles into the market. Controlling the groaning hordes is frighteningly fun and this is a 'must-play' for any apocalypse aficionados.

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Gambitious Co-Founder On Why Crowdfunding Is Broken

  • Los Angeles Convention Center
  • June 20, 2016
  • John Gaudiosi
Gambitious Co-Founder On Why Crowdfunding Is Broken

Gambitious Digital Entertainment co-founder, Mike Wilson, is making his 22nd annual pilgrimage to E3 this year. Wilson talks to [a]listdaily about his newest company and explains why Gambitious’ approach is best for both developers and investors in this exclusive interview.

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Gambitious wants new investors to help back future games

  • Austin, Texas
  • June 01, 2016
  • Charlie Hall
Gambitious wants new investors to help back future games

Hybrid publisher splits the difference between Kickstarter and Fig, holds developers accountable

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'Zombie Night Terror' Is A PAX East 2016 Game To Watch

  • Boston, MA
  • May 09, 2016
  • Mo Mozuch
'Zombie Night Terror' Is A PAX East 2016 Game To Watch

Zombie Night Terror isn't the generic FPS splatter fest you'd think it is. Instead of killing hordes of zombies in this Lemmings-inspired title from French studio No Clip, players control them. Players must create, manage and guide dozens of the undead through multi-tiered levels full of human targets and surprisingly complex objectives.

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PAX East 2016 – Crush Your Enemies

  • Boston, MA
  • May 09, 2016
  • Juan Malave
PAX East 2016 – Crush Your Enemies

Go back to the days when you thought real time strategy games were awesome. But this time you don’t need to spend a whole hour to just win a skirmish. Jump right into battle and use your rusty strategic and tactical skills to crush hundreds of enemies within minutes! Crush Your Enemies has everything you like in strategy games: planning, choosing different types of units, managing resources, taking enemy territory and outwitting your opponents with the ingenious formations of your men. Only of this strategic goodness is packed into a tight and intense experience you can enjoy no matter how little time you have.

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Gambitious: 3 years, 6 successful projects

  • GamesIndustry
  • April 08, 2016
  • Rachel Weber
Gambitious: 3 years, 6 successful projects

Gambitious launched in 2012 and quickly established itself as a very different type of crowdfunding platform. It offered a more professional approach than existing sites like Kickstarter and while it required more of developers, like a detailed business plan, it also allowed them to keep their own IP.

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Would You Pay for a Piece of a Video Game’s Revenues?

  • Fortune
  • January 28, 2016
  • John Gaudiosi
Would You Pay for a Piece of a Video Game’s Revenues?

Six games have already been successfully funded and three more have been added

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Gambitious Resurfaces with Profitable Titles and a New Way to Invest in Games

  • VentureBeat
  • January 27, 2016
  • Dean Takahashi
Gambitious Resurfaces with Profitable Titles and a New Way to Invest in Games

Gambitious has funded six games in the past three years, and all of them shipped in the past year or so. Now three more are coming out at the PAX South event: Crush Your Enemies by Vile Monarch, Hard Reset Redux by Flying Wild Hog, and Zombie Night Terror by No Clip.

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Gambitious Trailer Triple Feature – Zombie Night Terror, Crush Your Enemies, and Hard Reset Redux

  • Somewhere in Space
  • January 26, 2016
  • Good Shepherd
Gambitious Trailer Triple Feature – Zombie Night Terror, Crush Your Enemies, and Hard Reset Redux

For all you cyberpunk fans, zombie sympathizers, and aficionados of horned helmets, Gambitious Digital Entertainment has you covered with a trio of new trailers, including Zombie Night Terror, and the debuts of Crush Your Enemies and Hard Reset Redux.

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Hard West Holding Fire Until November 18

  • Demon Saloon, Western Frontier
  • October 30, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
Hard West Holding Fire Until November 18

CreativeForge Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment are bringing the beautifully brutal and gritty Weird West Turn-Based Tactical game to digital storefronts near you on November 18

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The Relapse Begins - Pathologic Classic HD is Available Now

  • A Plague Stricken Town
  • October 29, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
The Relapse Begins - Pathologic Classic HD is Available Now

Ice-Pick Lodge, General Arcade and Gambitious Digital Entertainment Bring Remastered, Classic Psychological First-Person Survival Game to Digital Distributors

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Pathologic Classic HD Set to Terrorize A New Generation of Players

  • A Plague Stricken Town
  • October 07, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
Pathologic Classic HD Set to Terrorize A New Generation of Players

Ice-Pick Lodge, General Arcade and Gambitious Digital Entertainment Bring Remastered, Classic Psychological First-Person SurvivalGame to Digital Distributors

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Brutally Beautiful Tactical-Western, Hard West, Debuting at Gamescom and PAX Prime, Launching Autumn 2015

  • Demon Saloon, Western Frontier
  • July 30, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
Brutally Beautiful Tactical-Western, Hard West, Debuting at Gamescom and PAX Prime, Launching Autumn 2015

- The successful Kickstarter project from the twisted Polish minds at CreativeForge Games brings a gritty frontier-inspired turn-based tactical game and adds a dash of the supernatural to create the weird, Wild West -

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New Dev-on-Dev interview between Guru Games and Croteam is now available online

  • Austin, TX
  • June 11, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
New Dev-on-Dev interview between Guru Games and Croteam is now available online

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Xeodrifter: Special Edition released for PC, coming to PS4 and Vita in April!

  • Austin, Texas
  • February 24, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
Xeodrifter: Special Edition released for PC, coming to PS4 and Vita in April!

Renegade Kid and Gambitious Digital Entertainment join forces to bring the intergalactic 3DS hit, Xeodrifter, to next­gen consoles and PCs in “Xeodrifter: Special Edition”.

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Top-down Tactical Thriller Breach & Clear: Deadline Hits Steam Early Access, Playable at PAX South this Weekend

  • January 22, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
Top-down Tactical Thriller Breach & Clear: Deadline Hits Steam Early Access, Playable at PAX South this Weekend

Early Access serves as the last phase of testing before the title’s scheduled full launch later this spring.

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Gambitious Digital Entertainment Brings the Heat at Penny Arcade Expo South with Breach & Clear: DEADline and Magnetic: Cage Closed

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • January 21, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
Gambitious Digital Entertainment Brings the Heat at Penny Arcade Expo South with Breach & Clear: DEADline and Magnetic: Cage Closed

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There is Always a Way Out: Gun-Puzzler Magnetic Announced, will Debut at Pax South

  • Austin, Texas
  • January 19, 2015
  • Good Shepherd
There is Always a Way Out: Gun-Puzzler Magnetic Announced, will Debut at Pax South

Gambitious Digital Entertainment and Guru Games team up for transformative, intense and visually striking puzzler coming in early 2015.

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