Video games developer signs publishing deal

Global games entertainment label and video games developer Team17 Group has signed a publishing agreement with Tencent Games’ NExT Studios for its adventure game, Crown Trick.

The game is launching on PC and Nintendo Switch™ later this year, and it follows the launch of Team17’s My Time at Portia and Neon Abyss, both of which were developed in China.

The business says its new partnership with NExT Studios will maximise Crown Trick’s global appeal outside mainland China.

The game, which is a finalist in the Indie Prize (Asia) 2019 Awards, is set in a maze-like dungeon.

It is focused on strategic, turn-based gameplay where enemy decisions and actions are only revealed when players make their moves. The game features hundreds of weapons, skills, and items on hand to customise and evolve the combat style as the quest progresses.

Debbie Bestwick, Team17’s chief executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to be building on our successful track record of attracting Chinese game developers to our games label and in Tencent Games’ NExT, we have another high quality partner.

“Our team is very excited to be working on Crown Trick and we look forward to helping to fully leverage our commercial and games developer expertise and continuing to grow the reputation of our games label in Asia.”