Wizards of the Coast Announces Acquisition of Digital Game Studio

Wizards of the Coast has announced that it acquired Tuque Games, a digital game development studio based in Montreal. Tuque previously published a top-down shooter game called Livelock and is currently working on a full-scale Dungeons & Dragons game.

“At Wizards, we’re continuing our commitment to creating new ways to bring our fan favorite brands to life,” said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. “Our unique approach of connecting fans around the tabletop as well as through our expanding portfolio of digital games is redefining what it means to be a games company.”

“Tuque is thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Wizards of the Coast team,” said Jeff Hattem, Founder, Tuque Games. “By working more closely together, we can accelerate our joint vision and bring to life new games, characters and worlds in Wizards of the Coast’s roster of franchises.”

“In Tuque, we believe we have found a unique partner that pairs the nimbleness of an indie studio with the veteran leadership and scale required to deliver complex AAA games for our largest franchises,” said David Schwartz, VP of Digital Publishing, Wizards of the Coast.  “We are excited to bring Jeff and the Tuque team to the Wizards of the Coast family, which we believe will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our fans while enabling us to scale our digital games development capabilities even faster.”

Jess: I’m really excited to hear there will be more Dungeons and Dragons video games. I was a big fan of Baldur’s Gate back in the day and would love to see something on par with The Witcher series for the D&D franchise. What kinds of games do you want to see coming out of Wizards of the Coast? Let me know in the comments below!

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