Digital Development Management (DDM), the world’s leading video game talent and business representation agency, is launching a new Game Industry Services division within the company to help game publishers, brand & license holders and investors maximize their opportunities within the video game industry. The announcement was made today by DDM president, Joe Minton.
DDM’s new Game Industry Services (GIS) division will leverage the company’s expertise in the video game industry to services beyond the traditional Game Studio Representation model. The GIS division will combine DDM’s industry reach and deep field expertise to provide high-level insight and services including consulting as well as finance, distribution and development sourcing. Within this new category, publishers, brand and license holders and investors can access DDM’s executive knowledge to help bring them greater opportunities in the video game business.
"In the process of creating a world class talent agency, DDM has built the executive level relationships necessary to launch this new division," said Minton. "And, because we are already a part of the publisher and developer community and mindset, our GIS division becomes a natural extension of our existing service platform."
"With our new GIS group we can focus on helping publishers, brand holders and investors find opportunities that line up the right relationships and business goals in order to meet new objectives," said Jeff Hilbert, DDM founder and managing partner.
Through its Game Studio Representation (GSR) unit, DDM’s core representation efforts focus on project placement with publishers and overall business strategy for its clients. The division is responsible for securing deals between the industry’s most recognized publishers and video game developers and offers clients intellectual property, development and strategic consulting services.
DDM’s Game Studio Representation division represents some of the best game studios from around the globe with a roster of over 700 talented developers among over 15 studios throughout North America and Europe. Most recently, the company signed representation agreements with Turtle Rock Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead, and Headstrong Games, a UK developer most recognized for Battalion Wars 2 with Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest currently in development for the Wii. In addition, DDM recently represented two separate publisher agreements for clients: Hungary-based developer Black Hole Entertainment in their agreement with Ubisoft for Might and Magic Heroes VI, and UK-based Ninja Theory in their Capcom deal for the next installment of its Devil May Cry franchise.
Already representing numerous talented developers from around the world through their GSR division, DDM’s newly launched GIS group is representing publishers and IP owners with deals to be announced in the next quarter.