White Wizard Games today announced a new arena strategy game designed by Richard Garfield, the brains behind Magic: The Gathering and Keyforge.
A name change was also announced. The developer doesn’t get into the details of why, but you might have some theories.
In a press release on their new website, COO Debbie Moynihan explained why the company was called White Wizard in the first place.
Our original company name was a throwback to Gandalf, the iconic fantasy character. Based on feedback from the community and our future plans to broaden our product line, we decided it was time for a change,”
Wise Wizard Games has been doing well. Kickstarter has brought in $4.5m of volume, and their Star Realms app has been download over a million times. It’s not all vanity figures either; they had a 20% growth in revenue in 2020.
The new Richard Garfield game will be called Riders of Chaos. Players will pick a warrior, an unpredictable beast and bring the combinations to the arena. There will be miniatures to bring the action to life.
That’s not all; Wise Wizards also introduced Robot Quest Arena, a deckbuilding game, Hero Realms Dungeon of Thandar, an adventure deckbuilding box game, and the origin story of Star Realms with Rise of Empire: Before Star Realms.
Rob Dougherty, CEO of Wise Wizard Games, noted;
We love making games, and are looking forward to growing Wise Wizard Games with many awesome new titles. I am particularly excited to work with Richard Garfield!”
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