Plaid Hat Games and Asmodee are going separate ways in game development. Both companies have announced this. Plaid Hat Games is now appearing again as an independent studio, just like before the takeover by Asmodee. The publisher's founder and head behind Plaid Hat Games, Colby Dauch, has bought the studio back. Plaid Hat Games is currently working on Forgotten Waters.
Asmodee retains several rights
Plaid Hat Games has become known through board games such as Winter of the Dead or Mouse and Mysticism. Both rights to the titles remain with Asmodee. Fantasy Flight Games and Z-Man Games will take on these brands in the future. In the course of the buyback, Isaac Vega, co-author of the horror board game Winter of the Dead, announced via Twitter that the Plaid Hat Games will be leaving to realize their own projects.
Colby Dauch commented: "The past few years at Asmodee have been incredible and I am now excited to lead Plaid Hat Games into the future". He is also grateful for having met so many creative people. According to the press release, Asmodee will continue to be available as a distribution partner for Plaid Hat Games.
Plaid Hat Games was acquired by Asmodee in 2015 together with Z-Man Games. Now, with regained independence, Colby Gauch's studio will dedicate itself to his current board game “Forgotten Waters”. The adventure game with a pirate setting relies on a strong story aspect. The title is due to be released on April 10th.
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