December 8, 2022

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There’s changes afoot at Life is Strange creator Dontnod

Life is Strange creator Dontnod has secured new funding to self-publish future games, sparking speculation it is no longer aligned with Square Enix, the publisher which oversees the Life is Strange franchise.

Yesterday, Dontnod announced a €30m (£26.5m) financing deal with Chinese tech giant Tencent for “new self-published intellectual properties” – a plan first mentioned to GamesIndustry.biz in an interview last November.

Dontnod has worked with various publishers in the past, including Focus Home Interactive for Vampyr and Xbox for Tell Me Why, though it ultimately self-published its most recent game Twin Mirror after an initial publishing deal with Bandai Namco was dropped.

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