Daedalic Entertainment signs publishing deal for multiplayer ‘hide & seek’ game Witch It

Daedalic Entertainment signs publishing deal for multiplayer ‘hide & seek’ game Witch It

First Multiplayer-Game for Daedalic

Hamburg-based developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment today announced the signing of a publishing deal with Barrel Roll Games’ player-hunt Witch It. The game has sold almost 100,000 units since its Steam Early Access release in May 2017. So far Barrel Roll Games has been marketing the game on its own and managed to grow a significant fanbase through video content creators, mainly in Europe. One of Daedalic’s main tasks will be growing the international audience of the game, making it more visible in North America, and releasing it on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

Witch It is a multiplayer "Hide & Seek" game of two competing teams, where brave hunters seek hidden witches in a humorous, magical world. There are currently three game modes: 'Hide & Seek' - hunters have to find all the witches to win the game; 'Mobification' - Catched witches turn into hunters; and 'Hunt a Hag' - skills are disabled for both teams and hunters can only use their melee weapon.

Daedalic founder and CEO Carsten Fichtelmann said:

“Adding multiplayer games to our portfolio is a critical part of our growth strategy. Publishing Witch It is an important step for us to build and grow a business around games as a service. We are looking forward to be working with the team at Barrel Roll Games and we are very confident we can help making this an even bigger success story.”

Christoph Rienäcker, CEO of Barrel Roll Games said:

“We will benefit from the experiece and manpower Daedalic brings. Self-publishing the game was a big challenge and we are happy to have someone at our side now, who can help with global marketing and distribution. We are now going to focus again on optimizing the game, on creating additional content and we’ll be working on the console versions.”

Apart from the console versions and support for a number of new languages, Daedalic is already working on creating more visibility for the game in North America. Visitors to Pax East in Boston during April 5-8, 2018 will be able to get their hands on the game on the showfloor. 

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Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops computer and video games for all platforms. The studio focuses on interactive literature and character and narrative-driven games like adventures and RPGs. Daedalic Entertainment has a staff of more than 70 employees. Since May 2014, Daedalic is part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies.

Daedalic won the German Developer Award 31 times („Studio of the Year“ 2009 and 2013, among others). In 2013, the studio won the prestigious German Games Award for “Best German Game” with “Chaos on Deponia”. Daedalic Entertainment is also the eleven-time winner of the German Video Game Award and the European Games Award.

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