Publisher of the Serious Sam
titles, Devolver Digital
has announced plans to expand its focus beyond games to digital production and distribution of independent films. The company plans to distribute independent films that are geared toward the "traditional gamer audience." It's first published film, Austin High
(or 420 Austin High
), is a comedy set in a school full of stoned students and faculty. In partnership with the video demand service, Prescreen.com, the film will be free until this Friday (or known as the infamous 4/20).
The film is free for new Prescreen.com customers and two dollars for current members. Visit the Austin High page on Prescreen.com
for its trailer and offer details. Devolver Digital Chief Financial Officer Fork Parker provides some interesting commentary on the offer, "Video games, bongs and the munchies go together like stripper poles, hot women and my living room...I’ve been telling the boys for years now that digital boobies are the future, and the future is now. Why in the hell we'd be giving it away for free I'll never know, but there you go."
Champions of Indie Games Devolver Digital Adds Indie Film Production and Distribution to Roster, Gives Away First Film For Free on 4/20
THE INTERNET -- Devolver Digital, the fun-slinging Serious Sam publisher out of Austin, announced expansion plans that see the games publisher moving into the digital production and distribution of independent films aimed at a traditional gamer audience. It has partnered with video-on-demand platform, Prescreen.com, to offer Devolver’s maiden title, Austin-based Beef & Sage Films' hilarious and sexy stoner adventure Austin High (aka 420 Austin High on cable VOD listings) for free this week, leading up to the 4/20 holy day for stoners everywhere this Friday.
The offer is good for anyone who isn't an existing Prescreen.com
customer, and is a cheap two bucks for those who are, ending at midnight on 4/20 CT. Anyone is also welcome to gift a free screening to a friend, regardless of whether you 'rent' the title or not.
The trailer and offer can be viewed on Prescreen.com
“Video games, bongs and the munchies go together like stripper poles, hot women and my living room,” said Devolver Chief Financial Officer Fork Parker. “I’ve been telling the boys for years now that digital boobies are the future, and the future is now. Why in the hell we'd be giving it away for free I'll never know, but there you go."
For more information about Austin High or Devolver Digital please contact DevolverDigital@gmail.com
and from everyone at Devolver have a happy 4/20.