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EA announces EA Originals program to support indie games

Fe is the first game

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Electronic Arts is looking to help independent developers with its new EA Originals initiative, the company announced today during EA Play.

EA Originals is for games that are "unique, gorgeous, innovative and memorable," said Patrick Soderlund, executive vice president of EA Studios. The publisher will be "supporting small developers and helping them make the most of our games," providing them with funding for development, marketing and publishing. Soderlund added that more of the profits will go into developers' hands.

Soderlund then introduced Klaus Lyngeled of Gothenburg, Sweden-based Zoink Games. The studio is working on a game called Fe that will be the first EA Originals title.

Fe is "a personal narrative about our relationship with nature," said Lyngeled. "It's a story that reminds us that everything in this world is connected." You play as a young cub that awakens alone in the forest, with no idea of who they are or how they got there. Fe is about learning the language of the forest, according to Lyngeled.

For more on Fe, check out the trailer above. Zoink did not announce any platforms or a release window.