In brief, you should know the following about us: Broodworks is a fully funded independent start up game developer established in 2009 with a focus on Sony handheld hardware. Our specialty is in the area medium casual video game development. Our business is located in Santa Monica California
http://www.broodworks.com

Worth noting that Broodworks proprietor Shannon Studstill served as a director of internal development and executive producer for eleven years at Sony’s Santa Monica (italics to emphasize the location is the same as mentioned above) Studio, and it’s fully funded. So I’d assume it is a second-party team located at SCEA Santa Monica like thatgamecompany.