Playdius has changed its name to Dear Villagers, the company announced.
The company, the publishing branch of Plug in Digital, recently raised $2.25 million in funding, which will primarily be used to bolster a full new publishing strategy under the Dear Villagers banner.
Dear Villagers will announce the first new titles in its lineup next week, as well as release the Chapter II update for Edge of Eternity, host a free weekend of Hover, and offer promotions on its current lineup.
“With Playdius we built a very eclectic line-up from mainstream narrative games on mobile to hardcore RPGs on PC and console,” Dear Villagers head of publishing Guillaume Jamet said in a press release. “We are proud of what we have accomplished, but we also think our message wasn’t clear enough. As our company grows, we decided to roll out a new ambitious publishing strategy based on a strong new brand, that clearly identifies as a provider of mid to hardcore games on PC and console. Dear Villagers is a warm hearted invitation to join us in the little unusual neighbourhood we are building within the gaming industry, a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy distinctive and audacious games.”
Watch trailer for the rebranding below.