SEGA announces ‘SEGA Alliance’ mobile publishing branch, along with new IP

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SEGA have revealed yet another publishing deal, this time intended for eager independent developers on mobile platforms. Titled the ‘SEGA Alliance’, SEGA will consult and assist developers across design, production and eventually marketing as they ready their games. Although this is a great opportunity for indie developers on mobile platforms, SEGA did not reveal contact information or what regions this will be available in.

The first game to part of this publishing deal is Jack Lumber, an iOS release about a supernatural lumberjack whom plans on deforesting trees that killed his grandmother (!?) while saving the animals around them. The developer Owlchemy Labs, whom are best known for their controversial illegal alien smuggling mobile game Smuggle Truck that was reworked into a game about plush toys titled Snuggle Truck.

Jack Lumber is available on Apple’s App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for 2 USD. Footage of the game can be viewed after the break.

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