|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Puzzle Quest 2 - Developer Bought, iPad Review

Default Puzzle Quest 2 - Developer Bought, iPad Review

January 5th, 2011, 22:08
Puzzle Quest and Warlords series developer Infinite Interactive has been bought by Firemint, developers of Flight Control. Seems it should have been the other way around to me, because you'd imagine Puzzle Quest has been ridiculously successful - but there you go. Studio head Steve Faulkner and team will stay and are working on the same game as before the acquisition. Details at GameSpot.
While we're on the subject, Mike Anderson has penned a review of Puzzle Quest 2 for the iPad at Gear Diary.
More information.
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Watcher
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,964

Default 

January 5th, 2011, 22:08
I think you're misunderstanding how popular Flight Control actually was. In short, it definitely made the developers millionaires.

But Puzzle Quest has been wildly successful as well. I have no idea which made more money. Probably PQ on all platforms combined, though.
Thaurin is offline

Thaurin

SasqWatch

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 2,396

Default 

January 6th, 2011, 04:14
You're probably right - I'd never heard of it before seeing it on a Steam sale. Not really my thing, so I didn't think about it. Still, surely Puzzle Quest was wildly popular…Flight Control looked like a 2-man team indie or something and I was surprised they bought II. Clearly I'm out of touch.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Watcher
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#3

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,964

Default 

January 6th, 2011, 14:29
hopefully the game that I2 is working on is either warlords 5 or warlords battlecry 4.
markgil is offline

markgil

Banned

#4

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 7

Default 

January 6th, 2011, 15:22
I just wish there was a real life job based on match-3 mechanics. "Heroic Effort!" :)
zadokAllen is offline

zadokAllen

Sentinel

#5

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Innsmouth
Posts: 484

Default 

January 6th, 2011, 18:44
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
You're probably right - I'd never heard of it before seeing it on a Steam sale. Not really my thing, so I didn't think about it. Still, surely Puzzle Quest was wildly popular…Flight Control looked like a 2-man team indie or something and I was surprised they bought II. Clearly I'm out of touch.
Obviously, you are a man of caverns living in the past and not seeing the jet planes in the sky. Well I don't think there's any jet in Flight Control.

But Firemint didn't only developed Air Control, it's their first game, made a ton of money with it and used the money to make a game with a much bigger production cost (even if quite lower than any A game on PC), a car racing game, Real Racing and bingo another sale success, then few month ago they released Real Racing 2, and a third sale success in chain.

For the quote Real Racing 2 is in top ten grossing game (I mean top based on income not on number of sells) in my country App store since its release.

EDIT: And I don't think there's any Australia game developer/publisher in top 100 PC games in my country.
Dasale is offline

Dasale

SasqWatch

#6

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,096
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Puzzle Quest 2 - Developer Bought, iPad Review
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:04.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch