Officials from German game developer 10tacle Studios have announced a co-publishing agreement with First Star Software to develop Boulder Dash
, arguably First Star's most well known property, for the Nintendo DS and PSP. Both versions are scheduled to ship in the second half of 2007.
10tacle has been steadily expanding its business over the last year, with the formation of
10tacle Studios Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on development for mobile platforms, as well as the 2005 acquisition of
Belgian developer elseWhere Entertainment. The company recently signed
a license agreement with Ferrari for the development of video games featuring the automobile manufacturer's line of vehicles as well.
“With Boulder Dash
we are proud to be able to continue one of the oldest and most famous brands in computer games,” commented 10tacle Studios' mobile managing director, Alexandra Gerb. “The tried and true concept has already delighted generations of computer, video game and coin-operated arcade gamers, and now we want to give the brand our own accent by adding a number of innovations designed to take advantage of the capabilities these new platforms have to offer.”
First Star's president Richard M. Spitalny added, “Recently, the brand was successfully implemented for mobile phones, PDA’s and online platforms, and we are happy to see 10tacle Studios' promising new concepts bring the popular action-puzzle game to new target groups using current handheld consoles and the latest technologies.”