Silver Rain Games Signs Major Deal with EA

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Electronic Arts is partnering with Silver Rain Games to provide more content for its EA Originals label. This allows independent studios to offer the games they love with financial and editorial support. Titles like A Way Out, Rocket League, Fe, Unravel and It Takes Two were all made under this label.

Silver Rain Games was co-founded in 2019 by Abubakar Salim and Melissa Mel Phillips. She is currently working on her first IP, which was announced in August 2020. The motto of the game Silver Rain is to create stories to empower players. The name and details of the first project have not yet been announced. Since its inception, the studio has had about 20 employees.

Original press release

LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, California – (BUSINESS WIRE)- Silver Rain Games, the interactive entertainment development studio founded by BAFTA-nominated actor and producer Abubakar Saleem, has signed a major agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) EA Originals is a label focused on the growth of adventurous, independent studios. EA Originals is funding the unplanned IP studio and supporting the team in bringing a fresh perspective to games and the industry.

UK-based Silver Rain was founded in December 2019 by Salim, best known for his role in the hit HBO series Raised by Wolves, and Melissa Phillips, who will lead the studio and was previously head of programs and events at BAFTA Games. The company was founded to generate intelligent and innovative games and content on various entertainment media. Since its inception late last year, the studio has grown rapidly to about 20 employees who now work remotely.

In this challenging year, we have assembled an extraordinarily creative and peaceful team dedicated to projects that bring their global perspectives to life. Together we are building an immersive universe that unleashes the power of storytelling and the intelligence it brings, Salim said. We couldn’t be happier to be working with the team at EA Originals, who have been a phenomenal partner for us on this journey. Each of them not only understands our vision of inspiration and entertainment, but is also committed to this exciting new era of game development.

We have spent the past year developing our team and we have some exceptionally talented people helping us put this game together, Phillips said. I’m really looking forward to seeing the team grow again and having the chance to showcase the quality of their work.

We feel incredibly privileged to be working with Abu, Mel and the entire Silver Rain team, says Matt Bilbey, EVP Strategic Growth. This is a bold new independent studio that will create a unique and innovative new experience. We look forward to supporting them on this epic journey and connecting them to a global audience of players in due course.

For more information and to stay up to date on EA Originals games, visit For more information on EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts that seeks out the best talent from independent studios around the world and works with them to bring their incredible games to gamers on all platforms and devices, visit

About Silver Rain.

Silver Rain Games is an independent game development studio based in the United Kingdom. The studio was founded to attract a new audience for games by creating thoughtful and innovative games and content for various entertainment media.

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