Why gaming’s most influential indie label has stayed small for a decade

When the duo behind Hotline Miami signed on with game publisher Devolver Digital, they thought the company was a lot bigger than it actually was. “For a long time, I think almost two years or something, we thought that Devolver had an office with a receptionist and a big Devolver sign on a 10 story building,” says Dennis Wedin, one half of the Swedish group behind the stylish and super violent game. Not only was Devolver a team of just six people, but they didn’t even have an office. Their corporate address was actually a bird feed shop owned by co-founder Rick Stults.

This month, Devolver is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over that span, the company has published close to 100 games, ranging from the gorgeously animated Gris to the…

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