Paradox Interactive, the creators of the classic PC game, Cities: Skylines has teamed up with the world-renowned board game producers, Kosmos to create a whole new physical experience for the beloved city-building game.
Taking Cities: Skylines right off your screen and to your coffee table, the board game version brings the game to life by highlighting its most popular elements and at the same time, creating a real-time, person-to-person, board game experience. The completely cooperative board game lets players work together to plan, build, and manage a city. Just like in the PC version, players begin with a vacant plot to develop residential, commercial, and industrial areas, gradually creating new neighborhoods.
Players work together to plan, build, and manage a city. The key to a successfully developed city is a happy population; as players decide how and where to build, they must consider a variety of factors such as the environment, crime, traffic flow, education, and financial resources.
Cities: Skylines is for gamers age 11+ and retails for $49.95.
Rejoice, the backstabbing, war declarations and love affairs of medieval Europe is being brought to life in the real world today. Free League Publishing has announced that Crusader Kings the Board Game has been released.
In the medieval strategy soap opera of Crusader Kings the Board Game, your King or Queen will need to survive invasions, plots, crusades, and marriage. All while experiencing strange and dangerous events of a medieval ruler. And if not survive, then at least have heirs ready to take over the throne. Failure to raise a suitable heir will face you with the end of your dynasty. A sad smudge and a foot note off history. Do not let that happen, your highness!
Crusader Kings the Board Game, produced in partnership with Paradox Interactive, will now wreak havoc in homes all over the world. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King? The time has come for you to find out.
Game developer and publisher Paradox Interactive has announced that they’ve purchased White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games in an all-cash deal. CEO Tobias Sjögren will lead White Wolf Publishing, which will operate as an independent entity with a dedicated team. White Wolf Publishing is a licensing business that owns and manages intellectual properties including World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
White Wolf has a long history in the game industry mostly known for roleplaying games and books, the company has also produced card games, video games, and more. Even today, the company has a dedicated base of fans and a significant LARPing community. The deal includes all of White Wolf’s brands.
The all-cash deal was for “several tens of millions,” according to Paradox boss Fred Wester. It should be noted that those “tens of millions” is in Swedish Krona which is about 10 to 1 to US dollars. So 10m SEK is about $1.2 million.
In interviews Wester also noted that Vampire is “the world’s second best-selling role-playing (game) and is special because half of all players are women.”
With demographics mentioned, it’s likely this was a positive factor and shows how women are a major force in geek culture. Our Facebook demographics stats has fans of White Wolf just over 50% female.