Valiant Entertainment is handing over their award-winning library of comic book characters – 2,000 to be exact – to mobile and social game developer Big Viking Games.
The five-year partnership between the comic book publisher and Big Viking will produce HTML5 games based on Valiant’s top series, such as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and Archer & Armstrong. Both companies are focusing on messengers like Facebook Messenger and social media networks as distributors for their games, so expect chatbots to play a pivotal role here. Big Viking’s top games like Fish World and YoWorld offers glimpses of what to expect from these upcoming comic-based HTML5 games for web browsing and mobile.
“It’s an honor to partner with Valiant and bring their incredibly rich and deep catalogue of characters and stories to new and exciting platforms on mobile,” said Albert Lai, CEO and Co-founder of Big Viking Games. “We have always been huge fans of their comics, and the executive team has done an incredible job bringing Valiant to the forefront of the comic world over the years. Valiant and Big Viking share a very similar core ideology, which is to ‘make fans,’ and I believe this partnership will make millions of new fans for both companies”
“Big Viking is poised to enter the market on the cusp of a game-changing moment for the whole of mobile gaming and, together, we look forward to engaging a massive new audience for Valiant’s incredibly rich universe of characters,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “Valiant is the most acclaimed publisher of comics in our industry today, and Big Viking has dedicated themselves to translating the essence of our best-known heroes into a groundbreaking new medium. We look forward to presenting our fans, old and new, with some truly amazing experiences to explore on Facebook and beyond in the coming months and years.”