Limbic Entertainment and 505 Games Team Up on Unannounced Survival FPS
CALABASAS, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2017 – 505 Games, a subsidiary of Digital Bros. S.p.A., has entered a partnership with industry veterans Limbic Entertainment, a development studio best known for its work on the Might & Magic® franchise in cooperation with Ubisoft and their current on Tropico 6 with Kalypso. 505 has acquired the worldwide publishing and marketing rights to Limbic Entertainment’s next title, an unannounced online survival sandbox game.
The partnership with Limbic Entertainment follows another recently announced 505 publishing deal with Paul Neurath and Warren Spector’s OtherSide Entertainment on Underworld Ascendant, the next-generation sequel to the landmark Underworld franchise.
“We are always on the lookout for new development partners who bring something unique to our diverse and indie-focused portfolio, and Limbic Entertainment’s new project does exactly that,” said Tim Woodley, SVP of global brand and marketing, 505 Games. “The team at Limbic is pushing the limits of the online multiplayer survival genre, putting a fresh spin on an emergent game world and an innovative character progression, and we’re looking forward to having a part in bringing that to players around the world.”
Helmed by industry veterans Stephan Winter and Alexander Frey, Limbic Entertainment was founded in 2002, and together its team has developed more than 60 games, released in more than a dozen countries. “Our team is excited to dive into creating a new IP, and we are especially happy with the creative freedom in our cooperation with 505 Games,” said Stephan Winter, CEO, Limbic Entertainment. “505 is making a name for itself as a great publishing partner, and we knew right away they were the right company to embark on this project with us, as we move to defy the current limitations of the survival genre. We think players will really respond to this game, and we’re looking forward to sharing more details soon.”
Limbic Entertainment is currently entering full production on its upcoming title by growing the project team to 40 developers and is currently accepting resumes for professionals interested in working on this project. For more information, please visit: http://limbic-entertainment.de/index.php/jobs.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Publishing highlights in premium games include Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), Underworld Ascendant (successor to the popular Ultima Underworld series), and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. 505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. It works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com .
About Limbic Entertainment
Limbic Entertainment is a veteran game development studio based in Germany. Limbic develops and sells game software at both national and international level. The studio’s core competences are game design, as well as programming, hosting and maintaining online and client games. Since Limbic was founded, the company has released more than 60 product versions published in more than a dozen languages. Currently, the focus lies on the development of PC games based on Unreal4. Limbic´s last release was the TBS game “Might and Magic: Heroes VII” and the accompanying standalone add-on “Trial by Fire”.We at Limbic work as a team in a very friendly working atmosphere. Our flat hierarchies make it easy for everyone to contribute their own ideas and to act out their professional ambitions. We acknowledge proficiency as well as we offer chances.
Our team currently consists of about 75 people. Whether we plan an in-house development or work for our business partners, we can always draw from our pool of game designers, project managers, and coders in order to compile the perfect team for the job. Some tasks, as for example visual arts, are usually outsourced to our competent long-term partners. For more information on Limbic Entertainment visit http://www.limbic-entertainment.de .
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