- Specifically, this would be: 'Alex Seropian's Wideload and Mike Wilson's Gamecock', and yes, I got this as a
possibly un-ironic email subject this morning, since: "Wideload has partnered with Mike Wilson’s new venture Gamecock to publish their next game, Hail to the Chimp." Well, I _think_ it was lacking irony - here's the Gama story on Gamecock for those who haven't seen.

Quoting further, if you care about the ensuring story (and we do, it's a political-themed animal party game, for Gawd's sake!): "Hail to the Chimp is a party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game’s unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory. The game supports up to four players on one console or online, bringing Wideload's trademark blend of action and comedy to gamers of all ages."

"“We're as happy as a hippo in a henhouse to be a key part of Gamecock's launch,” said Wideload founder and CEO Alexander Seropian. "We're working hard to craft an original, fun game, and retaining ownership of the IP is a huge benefit of this partnership. The Gamecock guys have a stellar record in publishing games and treating developers right, and are poised to give the video game business a much-needed kick in the pants."

All kinds of other tragic puns to be had here - but it's great to see some lighthearted original IP announcements out there from the G.O.D. veterans now at Gamecock - and Stubbs The Zombie creator Seropian and friends, of course.