Catch & Release

Quick Facts

Developer Catch & Release, LLC (based in Mount Airy, NC)
Founded 1 May 2015
Press/Business Contact
Twitter @tweetandrelease
Releases Star Billions (iOS, Android), The Devil's Duel (PC, PS4)
Phone (678) 902-2824


We are an American independent game studio made up of brothers James Tillman and Matthew Taylor. We chose the name Catch & Release to represent our dedication to content-rich storytelling: we aim to "catch" players with compelling plots and endearing characters and "release" them by rejecting gameplay elements that encourage addiction and binge-gaming.


Catch & Release was first conceived in the final weeks of James's studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. James had the idea that would become Star Billions while waiting for a meeting with a potential employer. He quickly jotted it down in a notepad and later showed it to his brother, Matthew, who encouraged him to pursue it. Together they founded Catch & Release and began work on their first game, Star Billions (iOS, Android).

Core Team

James Tillman

Matthew Taylor


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