Riposte Games & Co, the developer behind Mini Guns and Dallas based Furnace Games, announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement where Riposte Games will have the opportunity to publish the next two games developed by Furnace. Basically this lets each company lean on the others strengths, instead of trying to go it alone, and they've wasted no time; the first game, a hack & slash dungeon crawler called Dungeon Stars is headed your way in 2018.
"We just upped the ante, dramatically", said Johan Eile, CEO of Riposte Games. "With this deal we have added Editors Choice quality talent to our power team. Dungeon Boss was a staple in the top grossing charts in 2016 and is still a very good game and to be able to collaborate with the talent behind something like that is obviously awesome. Besides creating Dungeon Boss and Castleville, the Furnace teams rapsheet spans 25 years and includes games like Mortal Kombat, Dark Age of Camelot, Stuntman, and Terminator."
That is a hell of a rap sheet. Co-founder of Furnace Games spoke on the partnership as well, telling everyone what they can expect from this match-up.
"We have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Riposte team over the last couple of months and to tap into their cross platform expertise for our next games will be a major difference maker", says Jim Montgomery, CTO and Co-founder at Furnace Games. "This type of partnership allows us to focus on the creative innovation and push the boundaries of the next generation experiences."
After leaving AAA console development in 2011, the Furnace team has focused on free-to-play with Castleville at Zynga and more recently with Dungeon Boss at Boss Fight Entertainment. The team broke off from Boss Fight in 2016.