San Diego, CA – August 15th, 2011 – Zabu Studio, Inc. a developer of Facebook and mobile games, and Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), publishers of the award winning Legend of the Five Rings, today announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership to bring their best selling Thunderstone franchise to the Facebook, iOS, and Android platforms.
“AEG’s Thunderstone property is one of the best of breed in the new genre of deck building games, with engaging play and a strong theme”, said Milton Soong, CEO of Zabu Studio, Inc. “Beginning with our first business proposal, AEG and Zabu Studio, inc. shared a similar vision regarding taking this property to the digital realm.”
Todd Rowland, Director of Marketing for AEG adds, “Thunderstone has been greatly enjoyed by many board gamers since its release in 2009. We are excited to work with Zabu to bring Thunderstone to multiple platforms, which will open the game up to broad range of new fans.”
Thunderstone Online will offer a custom designed campaign mode where the player will start as a humble villager, then battle his way through different challenges and to unlock more and more village cards. There will also be a single player skirmish mode where the player can battle the AI with all the cards in his disposal. Multiplayer mode will also be offered (both online synchronous and asynchronous). The base offering will be free to play, and players may pay for additional expansion packs which will include new cards and campaigns.
About Zabu Studio, Inc.
Zabu Studio, Inc is an angel funded game studio whose mission is to bring the best offline games to the digital world of social networks and mobile platforms. The Zabu team has many years of experience working in the technology sector and the gaming industry in Silicon Valley. They are also game fanatics who are passionate about games of all types, be it traditional video games, or tradition board games. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alderac Entertainment Group is a publisher of role-playing game and collectible card game products. Formed in 1993, AEG has roots in hobby gaming magazines (winning the Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine in 1994, 1995, and 1996) and has published the Legend of the Five Rings, and its associated CCG and RPG lines for the last 15 years. In 2009, AEG entered the board games market with 10 new board game releases.