Slitherine Acquires Master of Magic

Great news from Slitherine, as they recently acquired the rights to the classic Master of Magic from Atari! See the press release below!

Epsom, August 5th 2019 – In a continuous bid to update and modernize popular strategy IPs and bringing them to the 21st century, Slitherine has acquired the full publishing rights to the Master of Magic franchise from Atari.

This is one of the most recognizable names in videogames history. It’s one of the key pillars of turn-based strategy gaming and it has created a genre of its own that is still alive and thriving today.

Master of Magic first released on MS-DOS twenty-five years ago in 1994 and it quickly became one of the most cherished games of its genre with its infinite replayability and the sheer number of customisation options it gave to the players.

“We are looking forward to working on this immensely popular franchise”, said Iain McNeil development director at Slitherine. “We know there is a high level of responsibility when we try and develop sequels or successors to popular IPs. We have proven it is possible to fulfil players expectations with the likes of Panzer Corps when it comes to work on these legendary products”.

Sequels to Close Combat and Fantasy General, both coming this year, are also a testament of Slitherine’s ongoing mission in this space.

“The foundations of what we play today are still traced back to that golden age of gaming. We cannot ignore that, like we cannot ignore that technology has moved on with player’s expectations in other areas such as social integration, multiplayer, narration, ease-of-access and more. It will be a challenge, but we are happy to accept it and try our best to make a game that does justice to the brand”.

It goes without saying that we here at eXplorminate are ECSTATIC to see this franchise resurrected! We will keep a close eye on any news and report anything we hear!

We’ll be keeping a close…eye…out for any news on this exciting new development!

5 thoughts on “Slitherine Acquires Master of Magic

  1. Best news I’ve had all day! MoM is one of my favourite games and I still play it (with Caster of Magic mod).

    Slitherine make good games, and no mistake. I think they’ve got the best chance of doing something good with the IP.

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