Fantasy Flight Games: Videospiel-Firma gegründet
Fantasy Flight Games und Asmodee haben ein Entwickler-Studio für Videospiele ins Leben gerufen!
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
“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,
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 Games
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.
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 thirdparty
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.
- Es sollen “nicht nur” FFG Brett- und Tabletopspiele digital adaptiert werden,
- sondern auch neue “digitale Erlebnisse” auf Basis der FFG-Marken geschaffen werden.
- Es sind bereits Projekte in Arbeit, die auf Steam erscheinen sollen.
- Weitere Plattformen sollen folgen.
- Laut Überschrift könnte noch dieses Jahr mit ersten Releases gerechnet werden.
Der deutschen Vertrieb der Fantasy Flight Produkte liegt bei Asmodee.