Deep Silver FISHLABS signs deal with Hibernum [PRESS RELEASE]
Canadian video game developer Hibernum and German premium publisher Deep Silver have signed an agreement to create and publish a new mobile game for iOS and Android. Hibernum will lead development of the yet-to-be-announced title, and Deep Silver’s Hamburg-based mobile unit Deep Silver FISHLABS will be in charge of the game’s publishing and marketing.
“Since the topic and setting of our new title will be based in North America, we have specifically kept our eyes open for a partner from the North American region,” said Christian Braun, Senior Producer at Deep Silver FISHLABS. “Thanks to their first-class portfolio and vast experience as a creator of mobile games, Hibernum has been on our radar for quite some time. We are happy that we have finally found an opportunity to work with them.”
“We look forward to expanding our publishing partner portfolio with the talented team at Deep Silver FISHLABS," said Louis-René Auclair, Chief Brand Officer of Hibernum. “Their international publishing expertise makes them an ideal partner, insuring that Hibernum’s next mobile game creation reaches even more players from across the globe.”
The partnership with Hibernum marks the 6th collaboration with an external studio for Deep Silver FISHLABS in 2015. Earlier, contracts have already been concluded with Animation Arts (GER), ISBIT Games (SWE), Chimera Entertainment (GER) and OKAM Studio (ARG) as well as Tama Games / Mutant Games (both ESP).
Hibernum has worked with renowned publishers including Disney, Wooga, Ubisoft, Konami and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). Their recent projects include Deus Ex Universe for Eidos Montreal. Currently, the Canadian studio is working on a smartphone and tablet adaptation combining the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering with the Match-3 RPG series Puzzle Quest.
Since 2005, Hibernum’s expertise in game development, animation and visual effects creation has enabled the company to develop cross-platform games alongside industry giants including Cartoon Network, D3 Go! DeNA, Disney, Eidos, Halfbrick, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), and Wooga. Recent projects include Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest© (in development), Trans-Galactic Tournament© (PS4), Fruit Ninja Kinect 2©, Cars Daredevil Garage©, Bruce Lee: Enter the Game©, Cupcake Carnival©, Calling All Mixels©, and many more. www.hibernum.com
About Deep Silver FISHLABS:
Deep Silver FISHLABS is Koch Media’s mobile unit operating under the premium publishing label of Deep Silver. Having spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for more than a decade, the Hamburg-based studio has assembled an award-winning portfolio of international top titles such as the acclaimed Galaxy on Fire saga. In addition to developing their own IPs in-house, the 80-strong team of Deep Silver FISHLABS also provides comprehensive publishing services for co-operant independent developers from all over the world. To date, the games of Deep Silver FISHLABS have generated a total of 120+ million downloads. www.dsfishlabs.com
About Koch Media:
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. With headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
Deep Silver FISHLABS and Hibernum are registered trademarks of the respective companies.