Bethesda Acquires Mobile Game Studio Alpha Dog


Bethesda Softworks announced nowadays that it has acquired independent studio Alpha Dog Games, a developer specializing in mobile games for iOS and Android. 

Bethesda’s Senior Vice President of Improvement Todd Vaughn wrote in a press release,

We are impressed by the group at Alpha Dog’s commitment to good quality and depth of knowledge in mobile. We’re excited to have them join the Bethesda

Alpha Dog Games was founded in 2012 by Shawn Woods and Jeff Cameron, who each possess more than 20 years of knowledge in game improvement. With each other, their studio created the mobile titles Monstrocity: Rampage and Wraithborne. Monstrocity is a genuine-time approach game that at present boasts a rating of four.two on the Google Play Retailer. Wraithborne, meanwhile, is a “visceral Whack-and-Smash knowledge in a dark fantasy planet” that has attained more than 1.five million players on the App Retailer. According to Alpha Dog’s internet site,

Every game is exceptional and calls for handcrafted experiences that match the audience. Even so, none of this can occur if you do not initial ‘find the fun’ and give the player genuine worth for their time no matter what.

Bethesda is probably seeking to bolster the amount of mobile titles it releases. Bethesda’s present mobile offerings consist of ports of DOOM and DOOM II, dungeon crawler The Elder Scrolls: Blades, vault management sim Fallout Shelter, collectible card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and…a pinball game. It really is a surprisingly diverse portfolio that has so far hit accomplishment. TechRaptor’s Austin Suther and Rutledge Daugette each identified Blades to be a largely constructive knowledge, and Fallout Shelter boasted more than a billion games played immediately after just a single month. With that substantially accomplishment so far, it is no surprise that the enterprise would want to double down on the gigantic mobile market place. 

Fast Take

I will be amazed if we do not see a Wolfenstein mobile spinoff by 2021. Or a Dishonored card game. [crosses fingers] I am seriously hoping for a Dishonored card game. 


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