Kalypso to release at least three mobile games this year

Kalypso Media has created a mobile publishing division.

Several games are being developed for iOS and Android by the newly-formed Kalypso Media Mobile. At least three of these are slated for a 2014 release, with the first to be announced shortly.

Kalypso has a lot of great IP such as Tropico, Dungeons and Port Royale within its portfolio and it is really about time to follow the trends of cross-platform entertainment and cloud gaming,” said Kalypso’s global MD Simon Hellwig.

Strategy and simulation games are especially under represented – specifically within the premium-price-segment – at the moment. This is a fast growing market and we think, as a part of our product diversification strategy, our games and brands deserve to become playable anywhere, anytime.”

Global managing director Stefan Marcinek added: We are of course looking to port and/or re-design our own IP for mobile platforms such as tablets and smartphones, but we will also release new and innovative games and concepts that fit perfectly on these devices.

In the beginning we will of focus on paid content but we are also looking into the free-to-play model as this will also play an important role in our growth strategy.”

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