Rooster Teeth Games has announced the hire of gaming industry veteran David Eddings. Eddings, who has been named head of game publishing, previously served as VP of business development and licensing at Gearbox Software, which is the creator of beloved franchises like Borderlands, Brothers In Arms, and Duke Nukem.
Rooster Teeth Games launched in January to help indie developers market and distribute their titles to the Austin-based entertainment collective’s legions of fans — including 35 million subscribers on YouTube and 5 million unique monthly visitors on RoosterTeeth.com. Michael Hadwin serves as director of Rooster Teeth Games. In his new role, Eddings will be responsible for forging additional relationships within the indie game developer community — with the aim of adding innovative titles to the company’s roster.
Rooster Teeth Games’ first releases include RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, based on its hit anime series, as well as Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars, which was developed by Invisible Collective and is slated to hit digital distribution platform Steam on June 6.
“As a studio, RT’s already a juggernaut in online entertainment,” Eddings said in a statement, “and creating a game publishing arm is a logical next step. We have a few spots to fill in our lineup and are actively looking for innovative, independent developers.” Hadwin and Eddings will also be scouting out the scene at E3, and are accepting submissions at RTgames.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eddings started his twenty-year career in gaming as director of marketing at Gathering Of Developers — another Texas publisher that was subsequently sold to Take-Two Interactive — where he worked on titles like Age Of Wonders, Railroad Tycoon II, and Serious Sam.