A lot of great board games have come out in the past couple of years. While more people have become aware of these games, sometimes getting together for a game is harder because of time commitments. With board and card games coming out for portable devices, you can play these at your leisure. Playdek has done a few of these translations, and they have just announced a new partnership with several different game publishers.
Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, announced today five new strategic partnerships with world-class board game developers Christophe Boelinger of Ludically, Lock n Load Publishing, Eagle Games, Gryphon Games, and Rebel Games at the International Spieltage Conference (Spiel ’11) in Messe Essen, Germany. These join the company’s other distinguished partners Gary Games, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Plaid Hat games, Lookout Games and Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), making Playdek one of the industry’s leading providers of quality board games for the iOS and mobile platforms. Spiel ’11 attendees can test-drive playable games and meet many of Playdek’s partners at Booth 4-104, October 20-23, 2011.
I got a look at the early version of Summoner Wars at Gen Con in August and it looks like a faithful recreation of the game. Their other conversions have been very well received. This is great news for those who like board game but can’t always get together with someone else. They have several games that they are working on, and if you haven’t checked out Ascension yet then I highly recommend checking it out. Check out the full Press Release below for more details.
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.