LAKE STEVENS, Wash., Thursday, April 2 –
Catalyst Game Labs, LLC, and Pinata Games, Inc., have resumed a strategic alliance, previously announced last December.Â While the former partnership was based on a bid for the WizKids portfolio of properties, the current alliance focuses on the release of new games.
Catalyst, the master license holder of the Shadowrun and BattleTech properties, will develop and distribute a series of new games with Pinata managing the production and vendor relations for those new releases.
â€œThe same synergies that existed between our two companies are still relevant today,â€ said David Stansel-Garner, Catalyst Operations Manager.Â â€œWhile we didnâ€™t have a chance to collaborate on the WizKids’ properties, we are excited to develop our new game titles with Pinataâ€™s support.â€
Properties developed under this collaboration will launch as Catalyst Game Lab products and will be available through Catalystâ€™s distribution channels.
â€œCatalyst has a talent for producing high-quality RPGs and published content,â€ said Jake Theis, CSO of Pinata Games.Â â€œWith Pinata providing production, licensing, and vendor management assistance, we hope to expand Catalystâ€™s portfolio of products into board games, fixed deck card games, and potentially, collectible games.Â Several months ago, we were excited about Catalystâ€™s future, and the same holds true now.â€
Catalyst plans to announce their new game properties shortly, and will have several new products in stores later this year.