Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module

Chicago’s Newest Video Games

STATE OF PLAY: A new generation of game studios has risen from the ashes of Midway Games and EA’s local office, bringing games for all ages across gaming platforms

(page 6 of 6)

Word Off, developed by Toy Studio

Word Off (cross-platform: web, mobile)

GET IT: Released in December available for free download at toystudio.com
DEVELOPED BY: Toy Studio, the 14-person Wicker Park concern best known for its popular Hangman app for Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color tablet
PREMISE: Scrabble meets Risk as opponents take turns spelling words and conquering territory on a pop art–inspired virtual game board.
AUDIENCE: Word nerds

 

More Coming Soon

NetherRealm (netherrealm.com), the Chicago studio that Warner Bros. formed in 2010 after purchasing Midway’s post-bankruptcy assets, will introduce a version of Mortal Kombat for PlayStation Vita, Sony’s new hand-held device, this spring. Iron Galaxy (irongalaxystudios.com), a 30-person outfit in Lincoln Park, is working with Microsoft on a confidential Kinect for Xbox 360 release, coming this summer. My Escape (my-escape.net) will debut a new downloadable game, currently code-named Project Blue Screen, on the heels of its January release, the web-based obstacle game Krong.

 

Photograph: Courtesy of studio

Share

Edit Module

Advertisement

Edit Module
Submit your comment

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, abuse, and irrelevancies.

Edit Module