March 11, 2021: Silver Rain Games has signed a major deal with Electronic Arts Inc. They are now part of the EA Originals label, which is dedicated to elevating bold independent studios. EA Originals will provide funding for the up-and-coming studio’s unannounced IP, as well as guidance and support in the team’s journey to bring a fresh perspective to games and to the industry.
Silver Rain, was co-founded in December 2019 by Abubakar Salim. He is best known for his role on HBO’s hit show Raised by Wolves. He is alongside Melissa Phillips, who will lead as Head of Studio, who previously worked in-depth on the BAFTA Games programs and events. The company was launched with the intent to generate thought-provoking and innovative games, with gamers at the center of focus. Since its inception late last year, the studio has quickly grown to approximately 20 staff members.
Co-founder Salim, had this to say.
“In what has been a challenging year, we have assembled an extraordinarily creative and worldly team who are eager to work on projects that bring their global perspectives to life. Together we will construct an exciting universe that unlocks the power of storytelling and the brilliance that brings. We couldn’t be happier to work with the EA Originals team, who are phenomenal partners for us as we begin this journey. Not only does each of them understand our vision to inspire and entertain, but they also welcome this exciting new age of game development.”
Melissa Phillips has also expressed her excitement with this partnership and has commented highly of the EA team, as well as the team within Silver Rain Games.
Gamers and members of the gaming community shall look forward to seeing what new titles will be created thanks to this partnership. For more information regarding the EA Originals label, click here!
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