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Airline Tycoon Franchise Coming to Mobile Devices
Hamburg, Germany 2nd September, 2015 – Kalypso Media Mobile has today confirmed the settlement of a development deal with Canadian studio Norsfell Games Inc. to bring the hugely popular Airline Tycoon franchise to Android and iOS. After an extensive worldwide pitching process, Norsfell Games Inc., a talented Montreal based studio, topped the field with its Free-To-Play expertise and fresh game design approach to one of Kalypso’s many successful IPs.
“We are excited to work with Norsfell bringing the Airline Tycoon Franchise to iOS and Android.” commented Marcus Behrens, Publishing Director of Kalypso Media Mobile. “They are a team of passionate professionals with strong game design and monetization skills. We share the same set of values when it comes to building a successful working relationship, and we are convinced that we found the right team for the right project.”
“We couldn’t be happier to combine Kalypso’s awesome publishing know-how with Norsfell’s expertise in mobile game development.” said Julian Maroda, CEO and Minister of Creation at Norsfell Games Inc. “The goal of Norsfell has always been to foster the development of fresh multiplayer games and working closely with Kalypso on a beloved Tycoon franchise allows us to pursue this vision in a mutually stimulating environment.”
Kalypso Media Mobile has already seen success with the release of Crowntakers, Wings! Remastered and Jump the Rope on mobile devices. As part of its overall strategy for the division, it will continue to develop and publish original IP as well as leveraging its own IP as Premium, Free-2-Play and Freemium games.
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About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with over 120 employees worldwide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Skilltree Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers. In 2015, Kalypso Media Mobile was founded in Hamburg, Germany to deliver great games globally for mobile devices.
Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 3, Tropico 4, Tropico 5 (PC, Xbox 360, PS4), Sins of a Solar Empire (Europe and Asia), Dungeons and Dungeons 2. Upcoming titles include Crookz – The Big Heist (PC, Mac, SteamOS) and Grand Ages: Medieval (PC, PS4), and Tropico 5 (Xbox One). Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com
About Norsfell Games Inc.
Established in 2013, Norsfell has quickly emerged as a developer of original replayable multiplayer gaming experiences.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Norsfell was founded by mobile F2P experts who sailed over the Atlantic like the great Vikings from the past. Norsfell creates games for all digital platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and PC. Their titles include WinterForts, a globally featured strategy builder, and Pogo Chick, an impossible endless jumper.
Norsfell is proudly backed by Execution Labs—a first-of-its-kind game accelerator and seed fund—and is mentored by Google Montreal. Norsfell recently closed a $300,000 CAD funding from the Canada Media Fund for their upcoming ambitious cyclical strategy game, Ragna Cycle.
For more information about Norsfell, visit http://www.norsfell.com