With multiple computer game adaptations of the epic BattleTech and Shadowrun universes in development, Catalyst Game Labs is moving to turn its board and card games into online/app experiences. First up, Linear.
“Linear is an excellent, abstract strategy game,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “This game was brought to us at Gen Con by a game designer simply walking the floor and showing off his work. From the second we played it, we wanted to publish this game. While it’s still a ways until it’ll reach publication in tabletop format, we knew it was at the top of the list for games that’d make a fantastic online/app game.”
Catalyst Game Labs is teaming up with Jackson Maynard Inc. to bring Linear to the online/app market. Building a relationship with a company dedicated to transitioning tabletop games to that market with fidelity and a commitment to making the best games possible.
“Linear is a fun and fantastic game. It’s even more fun to play head to head! It’s rare to find a game that translates so effectively across traditional tabletop, online and mobile devices with such fidelity and ease of play. We’re proud to partner with Catalyst Game Labs to bring it to iPad, iPhone and Facebook,” said Kenny Younts, CEO of Jackson Maynard Inc.
Linear will arrive on Facebook and Apple iOS this spring. Check out www.facebook.com/tabletop.io, as well as www.CatalystGameLabs.com, for future details surrounding this development.
Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.
Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.CatalystGameLabs.com.
Jackson Maynard Inc. is turning top tabletop games into multiplayer, multi-platform experiences with its brand new game platform, Tabletop.IO, a multi-platform software service that enables distribution and performance across a wide variety of popular platforms. Starting with real-life tabletop games as a starting point, the Jackson Maynard team uses its big software brains and social media insight to create sheer online entertainment value for tabletop games. Find Jackson Maynard Inc. online at www.jacksonmaynard.com.