MetaArcade

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MetaArcade
TypeVideo game developer
IndustryVideo games
Founded2016
FounderDavid Reid
Defunct2020
Headquarters
Mercer Island, Washington
,
The United States of America
Key people
David Reid
ProductsAdventure Creator, Cthulhu Chronicles, Tunnels & Trolls Adventures
Number of employees
12 (2018)
Websitewww.metaarcade.com

MetaArcade was a Seattle, Washington area-based independent game production company founded in 2016 by David Reid, focused on interactive fiction adventures for mobile platforms.

They produced Adventure Creator, a platform which allows users to easily create interactive fiction adventures for mobile devices.[1]

In 2016, MetaArcade released Tunnels & Trolls Adventures based on the Tunnels & Trolls tabletop role-playing game The game won the MMORPG.com "Best Mobile MMO or RPG" award at PAX West 2016.[2]

In 2018, MetaArcade released the Cthulhu Chronicles, a campaign of several interactive adventures based on Call of Cthulhu (role-playing game).[3]

In late 2019, MetaArcade sold the Tunnels & Trolls Adventures and Adventure Creator assets to Trollhalla Press Unlimited, a print and digital publishing company owned by Ken St. Andre, but the sale was not widely announced until early 2020.[4][5][6] MetaArcade sold the Cthulhu Chronicles assets to Chaosium.[7][8]

In 2020, MetaArcade shut their doors.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Industry veteran David Reid unveils MetaArcade Adventures platform". 30 June 2016. Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  2. ^ "PAX West 2016 – Best of Show Awards - MMORPG.com". MMORPG.com. Archived from the original on 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  3. ^ "MetaArcade launches Cthulhu Chronicles horror game on iOS". 10 July 2018. Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ Jon Hancock [@BigJackBrass] (5 January 2020). "It looked like this game was going to fade away when MetaArcade disappeared, but @Trollgodfather's Trollhalla Press Unlimited has saved the day. Well worth playing" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Tunnels & Trolls Adventures on the App Store". App Store. Apple. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  6. ^ "Tunnels & Trolls Adventures on the Play Store". Play Store. Google. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Cthulhu Chronicles on the App Store". App Store. Apple. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Cthulhu Chronicles on the Play Store". Play Store. Google. Retrieved November 19, 2020.