After 16 years developing our own games, we’re taking an exciting new step by using all of our acquired experience to help other indie developers publish their games. Since 2021, we’ve also been working as the “Indie publishing branch” of Nacon.

 

What we have to offer is a global package: We won’t only take care of the funding and the marketing of your game, as we will also take the extra mile and bring our expertise in terms of game design and project management to the table, to ensure that your game will have the same high production value as one of our own.

As a developers ourselves, we know that publishing a game can be scary, especially as an indie developer with limited budget. This is why one of our key values as publishers is to be 100% transparent with the studios, and each choice about the game will be discussed and validated with the studio.

 

We won’t aim at an extended portfolio of dozens of games coming out every year. Our goal is to hand pick a few games that we believe in, and publish them as if they were our own. We will work tirelessly to make sure they get the success and exposition they deserve.

Editorial Choices

Games that belong in our fields of expertise

We have a deep expertise in the genres we’ve been making as a studio, which is why we’ve decided to focus on games that contain at least one component of our DNA: Management, RPG, Strategy, Survival, Adventure, Roguelites… We love games with deep gameplay, and/or an unexpected mix of genres!

Strong art direction

We can be huge fans of the most grim atmosphere, but we also love very colorful art direction. Because we believe that art has such a huge role in immersing players in the game, what matters to us is that in one glimpse at a screenshot, anyone should be able to know what kind of game that is.

High production value

At Ishtar Games, we put a strong focus on providing players with games that are bug-free, with responsive controls and UI, and clear feedback. This is something that we’ll work on with the developers to make sure the released product respects this value.

Ethical values

Finally, we want our values to also be expressed through our published games, in particular through representations.

OUR SERVICES

Why work with us ?

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  • We’ve been developers for nearly 20 years, and we will bring our experience and expertise to help you with your development
  • Benefit from the infrastructure and experience of Nacon
  • Extensive knowledge of the indie market, especially with RPGs, Management/Strategy games…
  • Since we’ll handpick only a few games every year, each game will benefit from a special care from us
  • We’ll be totally transparent on our actions, during the whole development of the game
  • You’ll be working with a publisher with ethical values (diversity, focus on work-life balance…)
  • We put an important focus on releasing games with high production value
  • The well-being of your team is our priority

FUNDING

  • Development funding (up to 50% of the total budget)
  • Assistance in applications for fund seeking (regional/national/european funds)
  • Marketing budget

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

  • Game Design/Code assistance
  • QA Support
  • Localization to the languages that would be a good fit for your games

MARKETING COMMUNITY

  • Market research
  • Marketing plan
  • PR support + Content creator
  • Social media and community management
  • Events
  • Sales
  • Access to tracking and data tools

DISTRIBUTION

  • PC Platforms (Steam, GoG, Epic)
  • Console (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo)
  • Relationship with the platform holders

Want us to publish your game?

Click on the big button!

A few tips to apply:

  • insert a short description of the pitch of your game directly in the email
  • mandatory: please include a pitch deck for your project. If you don’t know what it is, please look here
  • if you have a working demo of your game, don’t hesitate to include it as well. But in any case, it’s always a good idea to include a short footage of you playing the demo
  • any trailer, steam page, etc… is always good to have!

The publishing team will get back to you as soon as possible to see the next steps.