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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons now belongs to 505 Games

Starbreeze AB sold the rights to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for a total of $500,000 to 505 Games.

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Ownership of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has officially switched from the hands of Starbreeze AB to 505 Games for a cool $500,000.

“This acquisition reflects 505 Games’ stated strategy of owning and controlling its own IP, and, moreover, IP that can contribute something meaningful to the world of interactive entertainment,” said 505 Games president Ian Howe a press release sent to Shacknews.

In today’s statement, Starbreeze revealed the game has sold over 800,000 units worldwide during its lifetime. That’s a ton of sales for such a short game, and its sequel, or spin-off, or whatever 505 Games has planned for it would probably do as well, or better now that so many people have played the original.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was such an impressive game that I’m not sure why exactly Starbreeze would sell it off to another developer. Its gameplay mechanics was challenging and its story was extremely memorable. Let’s see what 505 Games has planned for the property in the coming months.

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    January 16, 2015 8:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons now belongs to 505 Games

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      January 16, 2015 8:36 AM

      Ugh, no, not everything needs a sequel.

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        January 16, 2015 8:45 AM

        But there's gotta be two more brothers out there somewhere, right?

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      January 16, 2015 8:47 AM

      I don't want another game like this. It was damned near perfect as it was. Just let it be. 505's plan for this game better be "do nothing".

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        January 16, 2015 11:38 AM

        I would be interested in a conceptual sequel called Sisters. Exploring a feminine take on co-operation and survival in the face of adversity would be lovely. But the current atmosphere around games is probably too toxic to tackle that.

        I don't think Brothers was too male coded or alpha centric or some such bullshit.

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      January 16, 2015 11:15 AM

      Ok, so I now I know how much a moderately successful indie game is worth.

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