Ankama, a major transmedia universe developer and publisher, and New Tales, an independent game publisher and developer, have signed a long-term partnership for the global distribution of Ankama’s next game, WAVEN. The partnership follows the successful collaboration between the two teams for several months.
WAVEN is a free-to-play multiplayer tactical RPG set in the Krosmoz universe and is slated for release before the end of 2023 on Windows PC, Mac, smartphones, and tablet devices. The game is the third major installment in the tale Ankama has been narrating for over 15 years. In the game, players discover the World of Twelve after it has been almost completely submerged in a mysterious disaster. Only the roofs of the tallest buildings and highest mountain tops are accessible, and the survivors sail the high seas in search of the resources they need to survive and thrive.
Under this partnership, New Tales will provide its cutting-edge expertise as a game operator servicing international communities to help Ankama bring WAVEN to as many players as possible globally. The two companies had signed a first strategic partnership six months ago to begin preparing for the launch of WAVEN, and this productive collaboration has now evolved into a global co-publishing agreement.
Anthony ‘Tot’ Roux, CEO of Ankama, stated, “WAVEN is an ambitious project, one that we are very proud of! We believe that it has real potential to conquer the international market and so we decided to be accompanied by a team of experts to give ourselves every possible chance at success.” Cédric Maréchal, President & CEO of New Tales, added, “Not only were we instantly impressed by the quality of the game and its potential, but we also met a talented, passionate and caring team that is a joy to work with.”
With Ankama’s signature colorful and expressive graphics, WAVEN invites players on a great adventure full of exploration, strategic combat against iconic monsters from the Krosmoz universe, and confrontations between players either live or in asynchronous arenas, all against a backdrop of both funny and endearing stories.