Devolver Digital Exploring Film Distribution On Steam With Bizarre Horror Flick Motivational Growth
Devolver Digital is predominantly known for publishing games like Hotline Miami and The Talos Principle (and maybe a new Seaman), but now it's exploring a new medium: Film.
Its first film, which premiers on Steam tomorrow, March 31, is called Motivational Growth and tells the story of a man taking advice from a mold growth in his bathroom. It looks really weird, which you can see for yourself in the trailer below. In a press release announcing its film publishing initiative, Devolver Digital writes, "This will kick off an ongoing project wherein Devolver Digital will be bringing curated film content to the Steam marketplace. Focusing on killer content for like-minded people, Devolver hopes to create a new venue for independent filmakers in the game space."
The film, which will be Steam's first non-documentary feature, will be on sale tomorrow for $4.79 as opposed to the normal price of $7.99.
This is certainly an interesting idea, publishing independent films on Steam. There is no reason why Steam can't serve as a platform for more than just video games. I'm curious to see how the film performs.