Sometimes getting a game published isn’t the difficult part. Getting a game available to conventions and to game stores can be a difficult task. Galakta used Kickstarter to get funds for This War of Mine The Board Game, but Ares Games announced a partnership with them for distribution.
Italian company Ares Games and Polish company Galakta announce a new partnership to distribute Galakta games worldwide (excluding Europe). Ares Games will bring to its customers around the world several beautiful games recently released by Galakta in English – including Age of Thieves, Ragers Champions of the Arena, Zombie Terror,Andromeda, and King & Assassins, together with the upcoming This War of Mine The Board Game, tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game, which was a Kickstarter hit last year. This War of Mine is due to release in July 2017 in Europe, and in August in the rest of the world.
This War of Mine The Board Game is a cooperative game about surviving in a war-ravaged city, based on the gripping survival video game by 11bit studios. Players are part of a group of civilians trapped in a besieged and conflict-ridden city, enduring many hardships that often test the essence of humanity. To survive, they need to make tough moral choices, which have consequences until the rest of the game. This War of Mine was adapted to tabletop by the game designers Michał Oracz and Jakub Wiśniewski, and successfully funded with a campaign on Kickstarter that raised £621,811 in pledges, supported by 9,627 backers.
Ares and Galakta partnership started 5 years ago, when Galakta published the Polish edition of the strategy board game War of the Ring, and followed with The Battle of Five Armies andJolly Roger.
“I think that the presence of Galakta’s great games in our catalog is a great opportunity for both our companies” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. “Ares started developing a strong US and worldwide distribution for our products six years ago, and we now feel we are able to provide a good service to our customers, and to our partner Galakta, by promoting their games together with ours. Games such as This War of Mine The Board Gameand Age of Thieves and the rest of Galakta’s releases are very consistent with our product and design philosophy, and we are committed to make them a success in the North American market and around the world.”
“This new part of our cooperation with Ares Games is a great extension of our relationship” said Dariusz Waszkiewicz, Galakta’s owner. “For the last 13 years, we have succeeded in building a very strong position on Polish board game market and a few years ago, we started developing our own titles. We have worked several times with the Ares Games team on some of their great titles, and at the same time, we could see how they were growing outside Europe. We are convinced that thanks to this extended relationship our games will become available to many board game fans all over the World.”
This looks like a great deal for both parties involved. Since they’ve worked together before, it makes sense for them to partner up.