Devoted Exclusively to RPG Development & Publishing
BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC is a small game developer & publisher who makes big games for current-gen home consoles and for PC. Learn more about us:
Our Customer PROMISES
1) DRM Free Products – No DRM is allowed on a BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC game except when required by a publishing platform (for example, every game on almost every console has console specific builds & DRM type restrictions, as well as platforms like Steam, which uses Steamworks, a light form of DRM that we would only integrate into the Steam version of a game as required.)
2) Always Free DLC – Once you buy a BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC game, if we decide to release any DLC, you will get it ALL for FREE. That means you’ll get all downloadable content, such as updates, addons, and expansions for that game for free.
3) Ethical Game Business Models – BLACK LODGE GAMES, LLC does not make games using the “free to play” business model, nor do we utilize microtransactions or the freemium game business model. For the sake of clarity, we’re not saying that every game company or game that utilizes these business models is unethical, on the contrary, we recognize that there are some great freemium and f2p games out there from some fantastic game companies. They have their place on the market, but we’re not in that market… at all. What we are saying is that we as a company will not develop or publish games that utilize these business models because we believe free games should be clearly and fully free, and paid games should be clearly and fully paid. We feel this is a customer-centric policy, and so it governs every single game that we develop, publish, or release.
4) Customers First – We fully support & adhere to the Gamer’s Bill of Rights, including our no hassle refund policy, our commitment to updating games to fix minor or major issues a-like, and your right to privacy from intrusive DRM and other overtly offensive policies and actions that do more harm than good.
Only RPG Games
We love the RPG genre & sub-genres, so we created a development studio devoted exclusively to developing, publishing, and producing RPG games & franchises. While we do intend to grow & change as a company through out the years, at our core we intend to always remain faithful to the under served RPG niche market that we hold to be one of the highest art forms in the video game field.
RPGs have changed, grown and evolved over the years, and it is not our intention to rehash these classic experiences, but instead to offer fresh RPG gameplay by mixing other genres to form entirely unique games.
With releases stacked out into 2019, our RPG development roadmap is sure to have something for all fans of the genre. Please bookmark our site & follow us on Twitter & Facebook to keep up to date with our latest games, news, and announcements!
We’re also on the look-out to partner with and help publish other games developed by talented RPG enthusiasts.
Services & Publishing
Developing a role playing game is hard work, but unfortunately many developers find out the hard way that successfully promoting & publishing a game can be even more work than creating the game itself!
With our extensive contacts & partnerships built over the years, we are able to side-step many of the hurdles that an unknown or first time developer has to face. We help get your game the exposure that it needs from game journalists, social media, and streamers by custom tailoring a marketing plan for your unique title and then executing that plan with daily campaign actions that produce real tangible & measurable results.
In addition, with the board range of services that we provide, we also help new & established developers spend more time working on their game, and less time doing the time-consuming tasks of marketing and promoting your titles.
We can also help you port games from and to virtually any platform or programming language, and can provide additional technically services to help your game succeed.
We also can provide à la carte SEO & game marketing services for you and your game, without the full publishing deal. This can be perfect if you’re already deep into your game promotions but need some extra help.
We take submissions for RPG related games only. In addition, games we publish cannot charge for DLC in any form (DLC must always be free) and we will not publish F2P games or games that feature any type of microtransactions. Only platform DRM will be allowed (like Steamworks.) We will not publish any game that was previously released for any other platform, unless it is an HD remaster type situation. With that said, please visit our Publisher page to learn more about our Publisher services and to apply.