Asmodee Digital to Publish Select Playdek Titles on Mobile31 Jan 2018 7
Asmodee Digital is continuing it’s inexorable march towards their conquest of the mobile boardgame space. We received word last night that they’ve struck a deal with Playdek, the legends behind such boardgame-to-mobile conversions such as Twilight Struggle and Agricola.
The publishing deal will cover four key titles for the moment – Ascension, Summoner Wars, Twilight Struggle & Agricola. We don’t know if this will expand to cover other Playdek games, but we imagine these are the big ones that need promoting.
This deal covers the iOS, Android (where available) and the Steam versions of the games mentioned above.
Here are some official words from people connected to the move:
“Playdek is an extremely valuable player in the digital board game space, and we look forward to this ongoing development partnership to continue our goal of bringing the best possible tabletop experiences to digital audiences,” said Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer of Asmodee Digital.
“Publishing titles with Asmodee Digital is a strategic decision to bring the necessary resources to the well-known board games our team has worked so hard to translate digitally,” said Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek.
We’ve had plenty of readers over the past year ask questions or express concern over Playdek – it’s possible the company really need a helping hand with many the publishing side of things. As much as it’s easy to look at publishers with distrust, they do provide a service that few game developers actually want to do themselves.
Hopefully this will free up some resources at Playdek so they can get back to what they do best.
What other Playdek games would you like to see Asmodee pick up? What are your thought son this merger? Let us know in the comments!