Backpack Hero with Community Vote Award at Digital Dragons Indie Showcase 2023

On May 15 & 16, our publishing team traveled to Kraków to present in the Indie Showcase two of published by us indie gems – Backpack Hero (developed by the Backpack Team) and Havendock (created by a solo dev – YYZ).

Both titles managed to be selected for the Indie Showcase Finals, and in addition to that Backpack Hero managed to receive a Community Vote Award for which the DT publishing team accepted the award in behalf of the Backpack Team.

We would like to thank all the players, fellow devs, and friends who voted for the game! We couldn’t achieve this without your support!


Havendock now available in Early Access on Steam!

This cozy colony sim was born just a bit over a year ago and is the work of an incredible solo developer YYZ. He’s been working closely with the community from the very beginning, allowing players to experience the game at its early stages and following their feedback.

It’s wonderful to be part of such a special project and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Havendock!

If you’d like to know more about the game – visits its Steam page on which you will be able to follow the game news and updates, alongside already trying the Early Access version of the game and joining the game’s wonderful and passionate community.


Different Tales will publish Havendock

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined forces with solo developer Yeo Ying Zhi (a.k.a. YYZ) to release his spectacular game: Havendock!

Havendock is an oceanic colony sim about a castaway inventor. You know the story: clutching a scrap of wood, surviving out in the middle of the ocean. But then things get wild. You build a high-tech society of vibrant settlers, with power plants, robots, submarines, and… rockets!

Havendock is a fun-to-learn and fiercely captivating indie gem. We fell in love right away, spent hours with it, and honestly, we’re amazed by how much YYZ has accomplished as a solo creator. We’re joining the project to help in those areas where it is most difficult to work alone. We will support the development process, help reach new players, and bring in the buzz that YYZ deserves – after all, Steam Early Access is coming soon!

Enough talk, heed this advice: play the fantastic demo right now, and stay tuned for more exciting news to come!


See you at GIC

Good people, we’re doing new and powerful things, let’s catch up at Game Industry Conference!

Jarek Krawczyk and Konrad Wałkuski are here to talk indie-AA gamedev, publishing your next game, or our next investment round — see you around.


Different Tales is going to Gamescom

Different Tales is going to Gamescom! Will you meet us there?
Adam, our Operations Manager, will be on site to talk business. Book a chat on Meet 2 Match, or look out for the fella wearing our logo.


Focus Entertainment and Different Tales team up

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Focus Entertainment that will bring a game that promises an immersive and benevolent experience, where players will explore universal themes as well as their own sensibilities.

“From the very beginning, Focus seemed to be the perfect partner for us because of the values we share,” says Jakub Radkowski, Board Member of Different Tales. “They paid attention to aspects of the project, such as the narrative, that are very important to us. Their great commitment makes us confident that the game will be better than if we were to publish it ourselves.”

Our partnership with the Different Tales team is built around common values, bringing hope” explains Yves Le Yaouanq, Chief Content Office at Focus Entertainment. “A vision, underpinned by narrative excellence, already demonstrated in the studio’s previous games and by its talent. It is this collective spirit, which we find in this collaboration, where the current challenges of our world respond to a sense of the marvelous: how to build and rebuild, to be an actor of change within a community. Both a slice of life tale and a simulation game, this upcoming title offers players a unique blend of emotive storytelling, crafting and strategy: the partnership with Focus was therefore obvious.

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