HELSINKI, Finland — March 26, 2015 — Next Games, the Finnish mobile games studio created by veteran talent from Supercell, Rovio and Disney, today announced the worldwide release of its premier action strategy title, Compass Point: West™, on iOS smartphones and tablets.
“We couldn’t be more proud to launch our first game. With Compass Point: West, the debut game in the Compass Point series, we explore the action strategy genre from a fresh, new angle with our original take on card collecting. We’ve created a rich Wild West universe for players to experience firsthand, a setting largely uncharted in mobile games,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO at Next Games.
Compass Point: West is an engaging, free-to-download action strategy game featuring stunning 3D graphics, highly polished gameplay and a fun and rewarding card collecting system introduced in a new, original way to the mass casual audience on mobile. The game takes the player on a journey to the old Wild West where they join friends and saddle up for an epic adventure, exploring the open frontier while fighting the hostile takeover plans of notorious oil tycoon, Orville Driller. Along the way, the player will build their own outposts, collect cards to summon allies and encounter a wide range of characters, each with their unique personalities in their mission to save the Wild West.
To support the global release of Compass Point: West, Next Games collaborated with premium content producer IDW Publishing to create an original comic to expand on the game’s story. IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, including Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek. The Compass Point: West comic is distributed worldwide through multiple platforms, including Apple iBooks and Google Play, and is now available onwww.compasspointwest.com for fans to enjoy.
“IDW has been developing the Compass Point: West comic since very early in the game’s development, and we’ve enjoyed creating characters and backstories in a way that extends the game’s world,” stated Ted Adams, IDW CEO & Publisher. “The Next Games team has a long-range plan that we’re proud to be a part of.”
The original soundtrack for Compass Point: West was composed by award-winning music and audio designer Ari Pulkkinen, whose past credits include work on critically acclaimed series like Angry Birds, Resogun and Trine. The score is now available on iTunes.
Compass Point: West is the first in a series of four games, including North, East and South, Next Games is developing based on its internal IP. With the Compass Point series, Next Games aims to develop a leading franchise of games banded together by the same principles of original, engaging gaming experience and gorgeous graphics. In addition, Next Games is developing a mobile game based on AMC’s record-breaking television program, The Walking Dead.
Compass Point: West is now available to download for free worldwide on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. For more on Compass Point: West, please visitwww.compasspointwest.com, and follow along on Facebook andTwitter. For the latest from Next Games, please visitwww.nextgames.com, and follow the company on Facebook andTwitter.
Press assets: www.nextgames.com/press-assets
Launch trailer: http://nxtg.ms/westtrailer
Compass Point: West game download on Apple App Store:http://nxtg.ms/westgame
Compass Point: West comic download on iBooks:http://nxtg.ms/westcomic
Compass Point: West theme song download on iTunes:http://nxtg.ms/westmusic
About Next Games
Next Games, founded in 2013 by design veterans from Rovio, Supercell and Disney, focuses on crafting visually impressive, highly engaging games. Next Games has assembled a team with a profound love for games and a burning desire to develop lasting global entertainment. The 50-people-strong company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, at the heart of mobile games development, and funded by an elite list of investors.