CMON buys Zombicide IP

You may not know of Guillotine Games, but you know of their game Zombicide.  It has been a huge hit, earning tons of money on Kickstarter.  CMON has been the publisher making the games possible, and now they are solely responsible for the Zobmicide name.

CMON Limited announced today that it has acquired all branding and intellectual property rights for the successful Zombicide franchise from Guillotine Games. Guillotine Games will continue to work exclusively with CMON to bring fans new, exciting titles, all with the quality they’ve come to expect from both companies. David Preti, Director of Guillotine Games, will also become Creative Director of CMON Limited and says, “I’m pleased to see Zombicide in the hands of CMON, and I’m excited for my new role in the company while continuing to bring new, great Guillotine Games titles to gamers.”

Zombicide is a cooperative board game with high-quality miniatures for 1 to 6 players. Players choose their survivors of a zombie apocalypse, find weapons, slay zombies, gain experience and customize their heroes as the game progress. However, the more zombies they kill, the more powerful the undead become. Survivors must work together to complete the mission against the intuitive zombie AI or die trying.

Zombicide was first introduced to the world through the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, and the franchise has since raised over $10 million on the platform. The franchise currently includes Zombicide Season 1, Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak,Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue, Zombicide: Black Plague, and multiple expansions. In total, it has sold hundreds of thousands of units through retail stores and Kickstarter.

If you haven’t played it, you might want to take a look and see what has made the series so addicting.  I have a feeling that we’ll see Zombicide games for a long time coming.

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While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.

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