13 Mar

Card Hunter Press Release

DropForge Games to Bring Multi-Award Winning PC Game Card HunterTM to Mobile

Blue Manchu’s acclaimed PC game is ideally suited for, and coming to tablets

March 13, 2014 – DropForge Games, www.dropforge.com, the newly formed Seattle-based mobile games company announced today that, in partnership with Sydney-based Blue Manchu, they will be developing and publishing a mobile version of Card HunterTM(www.cardhunter.com) for release on tablets.

Card Hunter, a unique hybrid role-playing game (RPG) and card collection game (CCG), has been extraordinarily well received by both players and game critics alike. Its awards and recognitions include being in Game of the Year lists published by PC Gamer, The Artery, Digital Life, Gamezebo and Yahoo Games. Card Hunter is also nominated for a Game Developers Choice Award as Best Debut Game in 2013.

“The number one request from the Card Hunter community has been ‘when will this be on my tablet?’” remarked Jon Chey, founder and CEO of Blue Manchu and the game’s principal designer. “The game’s design screams out for a tablet experience.”

Card Hunter was the result of a design-collaboration between Jon Chey, Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias. Garfield and Elias were, respectively, the original designer and business manager for the pre-eminent hit, Magic: the Gathering.

“We think card games will be huge,” commented David Bluhm, CEO of DropForge and 14 year mobile games veteran. “And we aim to bring a new, exciting hybrid game genre to more than 200 million tablets.”