New indie publisher Ukiyo announces first title

New London-based indie publisher Ukiyo Publishing has announced its first title – the critically acclaimed puzzle Expand by Australian developers Chris Johnson and Chris Larkin.

Expand originally launched on PC back in 2015, but Ukiyo Publishing will now be bringing the title to PS4 on October 3rd in both the US and Europe. The title will also be enhanced with PlayStation Trophies, a bundle package with the game’s soundtrack, and new language support for English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portugeuse, Japanese and both simplified and traditional Chinese.

As our first project, we’re delighted to utilise our invaluable experience to port a much-loved and successful game to PlayStation 4,” says Martin Hann, co-owner of Ukiyo Publishing.

We provide indie developers a great platform to get their games in front of a wider audience and the opportunity to increase their potential revenue with a larger install base. Expand is just the beginning and we look forward to publishing more titles in the future."

Chris Johnson added: "The entire process with Ukiyo has been very seamless – they’ve been great to work with.Expand was made to be played on consoles and so we’re thrilled to finally bring it to the PS4."

Founded earlier this year and based in London, Ukiyo Publishing’s team has over ten years’ experience working in the games industry and together they’ve worked on porting and publishing a number of indie titles for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft platforms.

To see the game in action, have a watch of the trailer below:

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