Doetinchem, July 2nd 2008– Games Factory Online (GFO), producer and publisher of Entertainment and Serious Games, and Engine Software, game developer based in the Netherlands, today announce that they are currently in the process of developing Rummikub® for the Nintendo DS platform. The game is aimed to be released in Q4 of 2008.

Since the 1950s Rummikub® has been an immensely popular family game, played by millions of people all over the world, and being voted“Game of the Year” in over a dozen countries during its existence. Now, Engine Software and GFO are bringing the officially licensed version of the game to the Nintendo DS. Rummikub® for DS will be based on the classic version of the game, and like the original game it will be targeted at the 7+ audience.

Jurriaan van Rijswijk, General Manager at Games Factory Online said:“ When we acquired the official license for this game, we looked for a stable and experienced developer to turn the license into a succesful release for Nintendo DS. With Engine Software we found the ideal partner for this project, and we are quite excited about bringing this product to the market in the near future.“

Games Factory Online and Engine Software will be releasing further information, including screenshots and other media, in the coming period. An exact release date and price point have not yet been confirmed, and will be announced at a later date.

About Games Factory Online

Games Factory Online B.V. produces and publishes games for PC, Consoles and Mobile devices. The company’s head office is based in the Netherlands. More information can be found on

About Engine Software

Engine Software B.V., based in Doetinchem, The Netherlands, is one of the most experienced independent game development studios specializing in handheld games. Founded in 1995, Engine prides itself in being the oldest active game developer in the Netherlands. Engine Software is currently involved in game development for Nintendo DS, PSP, digiBLAST, PC Casual and WiiWare, and is currently seen as one of the leading developers for handheld platforms.


Engine Software B.V.

Ruud van de Moosdyk

VP of Development

Phone : +31– 314– 327685

Fax : +31– 314– 359649

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Games Factory Online

Jurriaan van Rijswijk


Phone : +31 - 653934971

Fax : +31 - 182-555001

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