Abyte Entertainment is an indie game studio founded by Giulio Marra and Federico Palombini, two Italian developers with more than 10 years of experience in business projects, from web to e-commerce platforms, and 30 years as gamers.
In 2016 they decided to capitalize their experience and follow a new path, designing and creating their first video game: Dealer’s Life.

Everything began in 2006, the very first concept of an haggling engine came out as a university paper showing that negotiation can be engaging also in videogames. It was good at that time but not something that could be really called “a game”. The indie game scene was not that good at that moment and the best and most logical thing to do for them was to follow other choices regarding their first job. It was a safer option but you can’t ignore your true passion forever.

In 2016, after 10 years of professional and challenging IT projects in major companies (while doing personal side jobs developing basic prototypes and mini games), they decided that they wanted to fully commit to the path of developing a videogame. That old concept came back together with a modern game design heavily inspired by the great indie game “Papers, Please” and a game setting that recalls many TV shows about pawn shops, auctions and negotiation in general. They quit their jobs and embraced the mission of making a real videogame, something to put in all what they’ve learnt so far as developers and gamers! That’s how Dealer’s Life was born, a game where procedural generation meets behavioural simulation which means that you never know what’s coming next!

In 2019 they started working on Dealer’s Life 2 to improve the concept and make it even better, from amazing new graphics to dozens of new features.

They are currently working on Dealer’s Life Legend, a fantasy installment of your favorite haggling tycoon phenomenon Dealer’s Life!

Abyte Entertainment Team

The team during Xmas holidays in 2023

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