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CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 13, 2012 – Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, today announced it has partnered with GMT Games, a leading developer of multiple award-winning wargames and strategy board games, to bring the company’s popular Commands & Colors franchise to the digital platform. The first game released will be based on the wildly successful Commands & Colors: Ancients and will allow mobile gamers to experience the intensity of ancient warfare virtually anywhere via smart phone or tablet device.
The Commands & Colors: Ancients game allows players to experience the rush of ancient battle and gain insights into the tactics of the great Greek and Roman military leaders. The game is fast-playing yet historically detailed and its faithful audience has clamored for multiple printings and expansion packs. Based on the success of this series, GMT released Commands & Colors: Napoleonics allowing players to relive the intense strategic world of the Napoleonic battlefield.
“GMT’s wargames series are phenomenally detailed and historically accurate. The games translate well into the digital realm and will make amazing mobile games,” said, Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “We respect GMT’s great game design and are honored to bring these to life in a new format to reach all new audiences.”
"We are thrilled to be working with the outstanding professional team at Playdek. They have a passion for games and they pay extreme attention to detail,” said Gene Billingsley, founder, GMT Games. “When the opportunity came to work with such a talented group with a track record of creating immersive, well-designed, and thoroughly-tested games, we jumped at the chance.”
Look for the first games from the Playdek and GMT Games partnership to arrive later in 2012. For more information, please go to www.playdekgames.com.
About Playdek, Inc.
Located in Carlsbad, CA, Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best tabletop gaming. Visit www.playdekgames.com for more information.
About GMT Games
GMT Games was founded in 1990, headquartered in Hanford, California. Over the past 22 years, GMT's talented design, development, and graphic design teams have combined to create over 200 quality wargames and strategy games, include multiple award-winning titles like Twilight Struggle, Dominant Species, Commands & Colors: Ancients, Here I Stand, and SPQR. They have created innovative and memorable series', some spawning over a dozen games and expansions, including The Great Battles of History, Combat Commander, Commands & Colors, and an entire genre of Card-Driven Games like Paths of Glory, Wilderness War, Sword of Rome, For the People, Washington's War, and Twilight Struggle.
www.GMTgames.com for more information.
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