Nobody can escape Goat Simulator. What started off as a clear jab at the growing popularity of arbitrary simulation games, Coffee Strain hit the jackpot with their crude joke. So much so that they're able to invest in a new start-up - Lavapotion.
Becoming the seed investors and co-owners of the new company, Anton Westbergh, CEO of Coffee Stain said “When the Lavapotion team pitched we immediately felt we had to get in on it".
But just who are Lavapotion? They're a Swedish team consisting of industry veterans with a long history of cracking into the F2P mobile market. Thankful to get away from the limited creativity of the ever-popular platform, their new game will focus on the premium PC/Tablet market.
Honestly, it feels just great to leave the free to play bullshit behind us. Getting to work with an investor who cares more about the way we design spell systems rather than how we maximize profit is a fresh break from what we are used to.” said Magnus Alm, co-founder of Lavapotion, in the supplied press release.
The game itself is described by Coffee Stain's CEO as "... a homage to an old school type of strategy games we’ve spent hundreds if not thousands of hours." There's no shortage of strategy titles on the PC market as of late, but nobody would ever say 'no more'.
Currently building up the company in Gothenburg, Lavapotion and Coffee Stain hopes to grow the development staff from 4 to 10 to complete their project.