Playdek

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Playdek
Private
Industry Video game
Founded 2011 (2011)
Headquarters Carlsbad, California, USA
Products Mobile games
Website http://www.playdekgames.com

Playdek is an independent video game development company founded in 2011, based in Carlsbad, California. Playdek specializes in developing board games and card games for the iOS platform.

Overview[edit]

The core of Playdek's team worked together in console game development with their previous company Incinerator Studios, a subsidiary of THQ. As part of cost-cutting measures, THQ spun off Incinerator studios as an independent studio in 2009;[1] in Chief Technology Officer Gary Weis' words, "we offered to take ourselves off their payroll and go off and make it on our own."[2] After a transition period during which the developer was under contract with THQ to complete two projects,[1] Incinerator launched Playdek, a company focused on developing tabletop games for mobile devices.[3]

Games[edit]

Tabletop conversions[edit]

Playdek has collaborated with various tabletop game publishers to develop iOS versions of board and card games.

Board game conversions[edit]

Card game conversions[edit]

Original properties[edit]

As of September 2013, Playdek is collaborating with Yasumi Matsuno to release two games in Matsuno's new Unsung Story original property, a digital card game designed by Christophe Boelinger and a tactics-style video game, Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McWhertor, Michael (March 17, 2009). "THQ Cuts Down Big Huge Games, Lets Go Two More". Kotaku. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Faraday, Owen (17 September 2012). "Playdek Ascendant: An hour with George Rothrock and Gary Weis". Pocket Tactics. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Incinerator Announces a New Publishing Brand to Develop Mobile Tabletop Games". The Gaming Gang. August 24, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ McWhertor, Michael (Sep 19, 2013). "Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story creator Yasumi Matsuno working on new mobile tactics game". Polygon. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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