LYMM, CHESHIRE, OCTOBER 12th 2015: Nomad Games has signed its first third party titles – just a few weeks after announcing its plans to expand its business to offer publishing services to small studios.
The Cheshire-based company, best known for its million unit-selling Games Workshop franchise Talisman, will publish the first Backgammon title on Steam, along with a fun Christmas-themed solitaire game.
The deals come just a few weeks after Nomad Games revealed its intentions to reposition its business. The company will continue to develop first party titles in the table-top gaming category, but is also looking to attract other niche developers to its portfolio.
Backgammon Blitz from VooFoo Studios is the first in Nomad Games’ new third-party publishing division. The game has already enjoyed success on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and Nomad will release the title on Steam next month – the first Backgammon game on the platform.
Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios offered: “Both studios have a rich heritage with board and table-top games and we are delighted to be working together on the Steam release of Backgammon Blitz. Our commitment to developing visually stunning games, combined with Nomad’s deep understanding of the PC games market, makes them the perfect partner for this first-of-its-kind game on Steam.”
Meanwhile, Lapland Solitaire sees the company move into the casual gaming sector for the first time. The festive-themed title from developer Lemon Moose is available on Steam and is pitched at families, particularly as a fun, educational counting aid for young children.
“We revealed our ambitions to move into the publishing space during the summer and we’re delighted to have signed our first third-party titles already,” said Don Whitehead, Managing Director of Nomad Games.
“We’re taking small steps, but we have two new great titles now in our portfolio. Backgammon is seeing a huge resurgence in popularity, with celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire and even Kylie Minogue now big fans of the game.
“And our Solitaire Lapland release is perfectly timed to take advantage of the Christmas season.
“Nomad Games will remain focussed on the table-top genre, and we continue to look for new properties and third party titles in this sector. We also have some exciting first-party announcements coming soon, so watch this space…”
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About Nomad Games
Nomad Games is an independent video games developer and publisher based in Lymm, Cheshire. It was formed in 2011 by a small team of veteran digital developers, with over 20 years of experience. The company has evolved from the team’s passion for digital gaming on PCs and mobile devices, and is expanding its business to offer publishing services to niche developers and license holders of table top games. Nomad Games was recently nominated for a prestigious Develop Award.
About VooFoo Studios
VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo's first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita and have successfully established the ‘Pure’ series of games – Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold’em - renowned for their stunning visual appeal.
About Lemon Moose Games
Lemon Moose Games is based in Gateshead UK and creates games for third parties, as well as its own IP.
Mimram Media: Lisa Carter
Tel: 07970 164201
Nomad Games: Don Whiteford
Tel: 01925 759660