Brutal Games, publisher of The Corporation RPG and of the charming Stickmen RPG announced some corporate wheeling and dealing of their own last week.
From the start of this month Brutal Games’ books will be available via Lulu, one of the strongest print-on-demand players in the market, from this online shop.
It’s expected that the new release, Gate 22, will be available via this partnership with black & white and colour options too.
Over the next few months all previous Corporation titles will be made available for the first time as full colour editions, and coming in early 2012: Cities of Gold, the E.I. Sourcebook, so keep checking back to the website!
I asked Brutal for a comment. I may have asked why? Why? WHY?
Here’s the response;
It sounds crazy on the surface, particularly in today’s uncertain economic climate to leave the safety of such a well established company as Mongoose and strike out on our own. We’ve had an amazing few years with them, and we hope they’ve enjoyed working with us as much as we have with them.
However we think Print on Demand has a great deal of advantages for us. It gives a lot of creative freedom in terms of the style of books we can produce: hardback, paperback, different bindings, different sizes, and importantly it will allow us to print in colour which really benefits the artwork and helps bring the books to life. The print schedule is also a lot faster all of which will be good not only for us, but for our customers.
We are very lucky to have an established line of products in Corporation and an amazingly loyal core of players and supporters. We hope to be bringing out new lines of products and trying new things in order to make their gaming experience even better.
Hopefully, making the decision to go it alone will spark our creativity and increase our passion and determination to supply the best products we can. Besides, a little adrenaline is good for the soul.
Brutal Games’ deal with DriveThru RPG remains in place and the PDF issues of their game remain available.
James Norbury of Brutal Games was kind enough to give Geek Native an interview back in 2009 which outlines the Corporation RPG itself. Give it at read and let us know whether you think Brutal can strike it rich with this new combination of eBook and Print on Demand?