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​​​​​​​ASMODEE DIGITAL REBRANDS AS TWIN SAILS INTERACTIVE

Two new titles announced: News Tower and Amberial Dreams
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

PARIS, FRANCE, August 17, 2022Twin Sails Interactive, formerly known as Asmodee Digital, today introduced a new brand and expanded games line-up with the announcement of two new titles, News Tower and Amberial Dreams.

Initially focused on board games with successful titles such as Gloomhaven, Twin Sails’ catalogue has grown into new experiences with Dark Envoy, as well as exciting indie gems like Ember Knights or Innchanted

Asmodee Digital’s initial vision and identity has evolved, leading to a rebrand as Twin Sails Interactive. Fuelled by common values and passion, Twin Sails Interactive will focus on original experiences, combining indie and AA titles on premium platforms (PC and consoles) alongside industry leading partners. After joining Asmodee Digital in 2018 as COO, Nicolas Godement today becomes Twin Sails Interactive’s Managing Director. 

“We aim to become a leading game publisher, which means 3 things to us: a great line-up of high quality, creative titles; an amazing team of passionate game professionals; and a work environment that feels both safe and fun. By limiting the number of releases per year, we are thus able to fully commit the relevant resources needed for the success of each project” emphasised Nicolas Godement. 



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News Tower 

Developed by Studio Nul Games, News Tower is a Tycoon Management game. Set in 1930s New York amidst a major economic and political crisis, the aim is to become one of the city’s best newspapers, creating one of Brooklyn’s most iconic buildings: News Tower.  
 
The goal is to build a newspaper that is economically profitable, independent, and that covers trustworthy (or not) news. Players are able to manage their own news tower, hire the best new employees and assign reporters to cover the world’s latest news. Players can manage the editorial line, the staff and the newspaper’s production. 

  • Platform: PC (Steam)
  • Genre: Tycoon Management game
  • Timing: 2023 (Early Access) 
     


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Amberial Dreams  

Developed by Lumorama, Amberial Dreams is an evolving 2D physics-based precision platformer.  

The 5th instalment in the series of famous Amberial flash games, Amberial Dreams scales everything up whilst keeping true to its success formula, experienced by more than 2 million players. The game rewards individual skill along with creativity and curiosity.  

The narrative campaign full of colourful characters will immerse players in an enchanting universe filled with wonders and challenging levels. Precise controls leverage a new engine and the exhaustive level editor allowing the community to build new challenges and share experiences. 

  • Platform: PC (Steam) 
  • Genre: precision platformer 
  • Timing: fall 2022 (Early Access) 


Watch the Amberial Dreams trailer on YouTube 
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The publication of News Tower and Amberial Dreams showcases Twin Sails Interactive’s values and specific vision on how to best support developers throughout their creative journey. By bringing together dedicated in-house teams combining Game Design, Brand Management and Production (referred to internally as Triforce teams), further supported by experts from the Marketing team, Twin Sails Interactive provides Premium consulting, strategy and activations to all the studios the publisher partners with. 

“Twin Sails really pushes us forward on every front” explains Jan-Maarten Nachtegeller, Creative Director at Studio Nul Games. ”We could never have done it with our team alone.” 

Carolyn Mee, Co-founder of Lumorama, adds: “In selecting a publisher we were impressed by the effort undertaken by Twin Sails to get to know us and our game, Amberial Dreams. So, when we started to work together, we knew that there was genuine respect and understanding of our vision and processes.” 

“We're particularly careful about how we select each game. The games we publish are designed to bring people together to achieve goals and learn new things—an experience our players will remember long after the game ends. To achieve this we work closely together with the game development studios from an early stage: cooperation, transparency and honesty are key values for our daily work”
said Rémi Hanesse, Sourcing Director at Twin Sails Interactive. 

“We’re building premium marketing operations by working closely with the studios to ensure they are relevant and consistent with our overall strategy for each game and audience. Thanks to our internal highly skilled and passionate teams, we’re able to smoothly iterate and quickly deliver qualitative assets, fueling impactful campaigns supported by the relevant investments (Advertising, Influencers, PR). Focusing on a limited number of projects we’re thus able to dedicate resources needed for unique tailor-made marketing campaigns” explained Adrien Rotondo, Marketing Director at Twin Sails Interactive.


From August 23, Twin Sails Interactive will meet media at Gamescom 2022, in the Embracer's Booth (Business area) - H4.2 - B D061g - Room 213. Several games will be showcased, including News Tower and Amberial Dreams, while the team will be happy to answer all your questions. 

News Tower will be launched in Early Access in 2023 on PC (Steam). 
Amberial Dreams will be launched in Early Access in fall 2022 on PC (Steam). 

You will find all the visuals and PR materials available here

Would you like to know more? 
News Tower: SteamTwitter
Amberial Dreams: Steam - Twitter - Discord

For additional information about Twin Sails Interactive, feel free to check: Twitter, Website, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.


Media contacts: 
For additional information or if you’d like to set up an interview or demo session, please reach out to Premier Comms ([email protected]

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About Twin Sails Interactive 
Twin Sails Interactive is an international video game publisher, part of the Asmodee Group, an Embracer company since March 2022. Based in Paris, our team of passionate professionals partners with developers to help drive their titles to success. Originally known as a specialist of digital board-game adaptations under the name Asmodee Digital, Twin Sails expands Asmodee’s reach into original, creative titles aimed at a wide audience on PC and consoles. Following the release of the acclaimed Gloomhaven adaptation and the well-received Early Access launch of Ember Knights, Twin Sails is publishing indie gems Dark Envoy, Innchanted, News Tower or Amberial Dreams, with more yet to be announced. 
To learn more: www.twin-sails.com  
About Asmodee  
Asmodee, an Embracer company since March 2022, is an entertainment leader specialized in boardgames, committed to bringing people together through great games and amazing stories.  
Thanks to its global and passionate workforce of over 2300 people, players around the world enjoy one of the largest boardgame IP catalog with Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dobble/Spot it!, Exploding Kittens and 365 more across a variety of digital and physical platforms.  
Headquartered in France (Guyancourt), Asmodee operates across Europe, North America, South America and Asia.  
For more information : https://corporate.asmodee.com/ 
About Embracer  
Embracer Group is a parent company of businesses led by entrepreneurs in PC, console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 850 owned or controlled franchises. 
With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its ten operative groups: THQ Nordic, Koch Media, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, and Dark Horse. The Group has 120 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 12,750 employees and contracted employees in more than 40 countries. 
For more information : https://embracer.com/  

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