The idea that Valve is a publisher of videogames is not new, but it’s one that is gaining momentum as the industry continues to expand.
In 2014, Polygon acquired the rights to develop a game that Valve would publish under the Polygon umbrella.
Now, Polygram has been granted a license to publish The Secret Worlds game.
It will be available on Steam Early Access and on PC in the coming months.
The deal with Polygon comes after a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $30 million, with backers pledging $2 million.
The funding was matched by an additional $2.5 million from investors and Valve, which is part of Polygon’s parent company, THQ Nordic.
The idea that the company would license a videogame from a publisher that had no previous relationship with them has been a common theme in the videogame industry, and Polygon has been particularly outspoken about the possibility.
In a post on its crowdfunding page, Polygons co-founder and CEO Tom Stoppard said that “The Secret Worlds” was “a game that I’ve been working on for a year.
I’ve made an enormous amount of progress in the game and the team behind it, while still retaining a great deal of autonomy.
This partnership with Valve is an amazing opportunity for us to create a truly unique experience for our fans.”
Polygon also recently announced a deal for the game with the Chinese company Baidu, which was previously the exclusive publisher for The Secret Warriors.
The Secret World is a new game that Polygon hopes to publish on Steam early access.
It’ll be available for $14.99 on PC and $19.99 as an Early Access title on Steam.