New Indie Studio “Mainly About Games” Launches in Edinburgh

Anthony Gowland, a games development veteran of over ten years, has formed a new indie micro-studio Mainly About Games to create mobile and web games.

After more than six years at Rockstar, including senior and lead design roles in acclaimed titles such as the Grand Theft Auto:
Chinatown Wars and Red Dead Redemption, Gowland decided it was time to try something new.

“With the varied distribution opportunities now available to developers, it felt like the perfect time to move away from AAA development.  It’s totally viable for a small team, or even a single dedicated guy, to create and market a successful game independently”, said Gowland.

“My passion is in creating small titles that have solid gameplay hooks and big budget polish”, he added.

The studio is also offering freelance game design consultancy services.

“Each year there are a lot of games that are very good, when they could have been great.  Playing through them you often get the impression that it’s the little details that are missing or have been overlooked.

“I think there’s a real benefit to having an outsider with a proven track record play through your game with a fresh pair of eyes,”
Gowland offered.