Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fantasy Flight Interactive Studio Formed

Fantasy Flight Interactive Studio Formed to Bring Fantasy Flight’s Tabletop Properties to the Digital Realm

Expansive New Video Games on the Horizon for 2017 and Beyond

MADISON, Wisconsin - Oct. 24, 2017 - Fantasy Flight Games and Asmodee North America today announced the newest addition to the global board game publisher’s digital arsenal: Fantasy Flight Interactive. Focused on not just adapting tabletop games, but creating fresh, new digital experiences based on Fantasy Flight Games’ beloved brands, Fantasy Flight Interactive is a new development studio with projects already in the works for Steam and other platforms to follow.

“We didn't create a new company just to translate board games into digital games. We're focused on the bigger picture of the experiences our fans can have on new platforms, and this will take our brands in new directions,” said Christian T. Petersen, Founder of Fantasy Flight Games and CEO of Asmodee North America.

Fantasy Flight Games will continue to develop hybrid digital board games, while Fantasy Flight Interactive focuses on more expansive video game projects. Fans can anticipate richly strategic experiences with easy-to-understand UI, built from the ground up for Steam. Asmodee Digital will serve as publisher for all of Fantasy Flight Interactive’s games.

Much like Asmodee Digital for Asmodee’s properties, Fantasy Flight Interactive is translating the development and design sensibilities of Fantasy Flight Games for the digital realm. Fantasy Flight’s philosophies, like smartly designed, carefully curated play experiences will be adapted for digital gaming, with the same emphasis on fun, balance and polish.

Headed by video game industry veteran Tim Gerritsen, the Fantasy Flight Interactive team combines a wealth of both board game and digital gaming expertise to bring the best of both worlds to players. Gerritsen has over 25 years experience working on video games like BioShock Infinite, Prey and Rune, as the former Studio Director of Irrational Games, and CEO of Human Head Studios.

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Fantasy Flight Games’ best game properties to life as amazing video game experiences,” said Tim Gerritsen, head of Fantasy Flight Interactive. “Fantasy Flight Interactive is made up of developers who love both tabletop games and video games and we are striving to create games that capture the best aspects of both media to entertain our fans.”

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Fantasy Flight Interactive is part of a growing midwestern tech and game development hub. The nontraditional headquarters is fitting for a studio with a fresh, nontraditional mindset.

About Fantasy Flight Interactive
Fantasy Flight Interactive is a digital game studio based out of Madison, Wisconsin and a subsidiary of Asmodee North America. Founded in 2017, the studio’s mission is to bring the Fantasy Flight experience to digital platforms, delivering on the innovative gameplay, immersive gaming experiences, industry-leading customer service and top-quality game components that define Fantasy Flight.

About Fantasy Flight
Fantasy Flight Games is a leading hobby game company based out of Roseville, Minnesota, publishing a massive array of board and card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, digital games, and Living Card Games®. Established in 1995, Fantasy Flight Games has earned a reputation for innovative gameplay, immersive experiences, industry-leading customer service and top-quality game components. Many of its popular titles are based on renowned licenses like Star Wars, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Lord of the Rings, as well as proprietary brands such as Legend of the Five Rings, Android, and Runebound. Fantasy Flight Games has published titles in over thirty languages and distributed to more than fifty territories.

About Asmodee
Founded in 1995 in France and with offices in 11 countries including England, China and the United States, Asmodee is a publisher and distributor of popular board and card games like 7 Wonders, Jungle Speed ​​and Dobble. With 10 studios publishing and distributing games in more than 44 countries, Asmodee sells more than 35 million games per year. Asmodee’s reputation for delivering strategically challenging games with attractive design, has earned the company unfailing loyalty from fans, families, hard core players and also casual gamers.

About Asmodee Digital
Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Pandemic, Small World 2, Mr. Jack London, Lexigo Rush, Story Cubes, Colt Express, Mysterium, Potion Explosion, Onirim, Jaipur, Spot It! Duel, Harald, Smash Up and digital versions of many other well-known board games.


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