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My guest today started their own label five years ago in the hope of doing things differently - and things have gone very well. Today, No More Robots employs 13 people and is responsible for notable small-team games like Hypnospace Outlaw, Descenders, Not Tonight, and Yes, Your Grace.
The recently-announced Hypnospace Outlaws spiritual sequel Dreamsettler apparently became one of the company's most Wishlisted games. Not bad for a project Rose apparently suggested because he wanted more Hypnospace music.
But once upon a time, it was just Rose. Rose taking a punt on a Dutch downhill biking game behind closed doors at Gamescom 2017 - and apparently Descenders looked very different then. But his keen eye has helped build a great portfolio since then and even allowed the company to branch into internal game development. He did once pass on Overcooked, though, because he didn't think local co-op would take off again, so you know, it hasn't always gone to plan.
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