Next Games, the mobile game studio based in Finland, today announced the worldwide release of its first mobile game Compass Point: West accompanied with a comic produced together with IDW Publishing. The first game release from the mobile game studio Next Games, features a rich story set in the Wild West and a highly polished gameplay experience with a unique card collecting mechanic at its heart.
“In Compass Point: West we draw inspiration from the unbelievably rich Wild West theme. The game boasts fascinating characters and lots of humor combined with stunning 3D graphics and an original card collecting mechanic at its heart. This setting lends itself very well to other entertainment formats beyond games such as the gorgeous comic by IDW Publishing”, said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games.
Compass Point: West is an engaging, free-to-play action strategy game featuring stunning 3D graphics, highly polished gameplay and a fun and rewarding card collecting system introduced in a new, original way to the mass casual audience on mobile. The game takes the player on a journey to the old Wild West where they join friends and saddle up for an epic adventure, exploring the open frontier while fighting the hostile takeover plans of notorious oil tycoon, Orville Driller. Along the way, the player will build their own outposts, collect cards to summon allies and encounter a wide range of characters, each with their unique personalities in their mission to save the Wild West.
Next Games and IDW Publishing will distribute the comic worldwide through a multitude of platforms including Apple iBooks and Google Play and is also available on www.compasspointwest.com for fans to enjoy.
“IDW has been developing the Compass Point: West comic since very early in the game’s development, and we’ve enjoyed creating characters and backstories in a way that extends the game’s world,” stated Ted Adams, IDW CEO & Publisher. “The Next Games team has a long-range plan that we’re proud to be a part of.”
Compass Point: West is the first game in a series of four games Next Games is developing based on its internal IP. With the Compass Point series, Next Games aims to develop a leading franchise of games banded together by the same principles of original, engaging gaming experience and gorgeous graphics.
Compass Point: West mobile game is now available to download for free worldwide on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Compass Point: West game download: http://nxtg.ms/westgame
Compass Point: West comic download: http://nxtg.ms/westcomic
Compass Point: West theme song download: http://nxtg.ms/westmusic
About Next Games
Next Games, founded in 2013 by design veterans from Rovio, Supercell and Disney, focuses on crafting visually impressive, highly engaging games. Next Games has assembled a team with a profound love for games and a burning desire to develop lasting global entertainment. The 50-people-strong company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, at the heart of mobile games development, and funded by an elite list of investors.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, MY LITTLE PONY and JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Twentieth Century Fox’s The X-Files, Temple Street Productions’ Orphan Black; DISNEY Comics; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Zombie vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Woods. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.