Channel 4 lines up first games releases

Colin Macdonald

Colin Macdonald

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced three launch titles for its recently formed games publishing arm, All 4 Games.

Fire Fu, Super Arc Light and Apestorm will launch this quarter and will be available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.

Fire Fu is an arcade game developed by UK-based indie development studio RetroFist. Super Arc Light is a shoot-em-up game developed by Glasgow-based No Code studios, while Apestorm is a 2D side-scrolling zeppelin bombing game from Finnish developers Snowhound.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be announcing our first batch of published games, as well as the exciting partnerships we’ve built in our first few months of operation. We’re proud to be working alongside some of the finest mobile games development teams within the UK and Europe, and can’t wait to give these talented teams the platform that they deserve,” said All 4 Games boss Colin Macdonald.

Channel 4’s Glasgow based games arm was first announced last April and launched in the summer, with plans to launch Channel 4-funded mobile games and games from third party developers as part of an aggregated All 4 Games brand.

These games will be available to download via app stores and will all be featured on Channel 4’s digital and on-demand offering All 4, which it launched last year to replace its previous 4oD service.