“True to their renaming, M4 consists of grizzled veterans with more than thirty years of combined experience. Each of whom knows what it takes to launch a game.”
– Beth Meadows (HeyPoorPlayer)
Canadian Publisher Meridian4 Rebrands as “M4,” Announces Q3 2017 Slate
MONTREAL – June 8, 2017 – Meridian4, founded in 2004 by Jeff Giasson, has rebranded itself as “M4” – a weaponized publisher in service of talented indie developers from all over the globe. Complementing the new name and logo, five solid titles across a multitude of genres have been announced today – all heading to Steam in the third quarter of 2017.
With more than 30 years of combined experience, M4’s grizzled veterans know what it takes to properly launch a game – while remaining lean and mean just like the days before Steam and Xbox Live Arcade. Call it a happy marriage between a traditional publisher and an indie-friendly micro-publisher: M4 fights shoulder to shoulder alongside its studios to deliver games that matter.
Whether you’re into old-school platformers, insane stunts or twisty puzzle-solving, you’ll find something to love in M4’s upcoming titles. First in line is the punishing arcade runner AFTERGRINDER, a game for the speed freaks and masochists among us – currently available for wishlisting on Steam. Next up is the intriguing Metroidvania title Orange Moon, which will be exiting Steam Early Access in the near future. Other pending releases include the top-down 2D shooter Riskers, the impenetrable The Wall [working title] – and Night Lights (tentatively scheduled for 2018), an atmospheric puzzler where familiar objects behave in a peculiar way …
“The company is hitting its stride this year – starting with a much-needed rebranding,” says Jeff Giasson, founder and CEO of M4. “Being an indie publisher is serious business: For starters, you must place your bets on games and/or concepts with that ‘It’ factor – something hard to describe but obvious to the naked eye. Then it’s a matter of follow-through: in M4’s case, assisting developers with pre-production, polish, and distribution to help them deliver career-topping titles.”
M4: 2017 Roster
- AFTERGRINDER (Grave Danger Games)
- Orange Moon (Betelgeuse Zero)
- Riskers (Shot X Studio)
- The Wall [working title] (Nvizzio Creations)
- Night Lights (Bombocracker)
Based in Montreal and founded in 2004 by Jeff Giasson, M4 is an indie game publisher that specializes in the digital distribution of mobile and PC games. Serving independent developers aiming to reach a wider audience without compromising their vision, M4’s team of industry veterans works alongside studios such as House On Fire (The Silent Age), Zeppelin Studio (Schein), and Frisky Fatal Games (Soulless: Ray of Hope) to deliver modern classics for audiences with a discerning taste.