In mobile news today, Tilting Point has acquired the game Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam, taking over the collection RPG title. DB is going to be moving on to work on Disruptor Engine, a platform to support the live operations of free-to-play games. Meanwhile, TP has formed a new studio called Wicked Realm Games, which will support the title in Boston, along with taking on 19 DB team members to continue work on the game. Here's a few quotes from the announcement.
"We have long felt a deep affinity for Star Trek Timelines because of its best-in-class character collection gameplay, its impressive fidelity to a deeply-loved entertainment IP, and for its ability to be enjoyed by millions of players all over the world–as evidenced by its 8 million downloads and having earned $100 million to date," said Samir El-Agili, president of Tilting Point. "We have extended the license with the integration of the Star Trek: Picard series, and we're committed to long term live operations support for Star Trek Timelines, using our proprietary tools and expertise to grow the game. We are also excited to provide a new home for the fantastic team members who have been key to the title's success."
"As our company moves in a new direction to focus on technology, we are excited about Tilting Point taking on Star Trek Timelines," said Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam. "Tilting Point has been a great partner to us and have proven that they care about the game and its community and there's no one better to take Star Trek Timelines to the next level. We are also excited that Tilting Point will be one of our first live customers for our live-ops technology and that we will be continuing our working relationship."
"In light of Disruptor Beam's new focus, the acquisition of this great game is a no-brainer," said Tilting Point CEO Kevin Segalla. "It is a natural extension of our progressive publishing model in which we seek to progressively build deeper relationships with our developer partners. Providing a new permanent home for Star Trek Timelines will allow the game to 'live long and prosper'. Bringing on this top-flight team with deep experience and forming a new studio in Boston makes it a double win for us at Tilting Point."