If you’re familiar with the amazing GRIMM FOREST (and you should be) then you’ll know that we’ve been working with Druid City Games and James Hudson for a while. The more we worked with him, the more sense it made for James to come on board and help develop our future games and for us to help publish all the Druid City Games so we’re making it official: Today, we’re super psyched to announce that James will be joining us here at Skybound as our Senior Director of Tabletop Games and we’ll be co-publishing all Druid City Games! It’s a match made in tabletop heaven.
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Here’s the full press release:
DRUID CITY GAMES’ JAMES HUDSON JOINS SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
All Druid City Games will be Co-Published by Skybound Entertainment
Creator of Druid City Games James Hudson has joined Skybound Entertainment as Senior Director of Tabletop Games. With this move, James will bring his library of IP under Druid City Games into the Skybound fold as an imprint under Skybound Games. Previously, James and Druid City Games worked with Skybound to co-publish fable-based game The Grimm Forest and the upcoming bluffing and deduction game Guardian’s Call, and will continue to work as co-publishing partners for all additional projects from Druid City Games.
“We’re excited to bring James and Druid City Games into the Skybound family” said Skybound’s Senior Vice President of Business Development Shawn Kirkham. “James’ passion for games is infectious and we’re excited to work with him on bringing new ideas and excitement into the tabletop games space.”
In addition to bringing in new IP, James will work closely with the Skybound’s team under Shawn Kirkham to explore tabletop options for Skybound existing IP across comics, books, television, interactive games, and more. Additional tabletop games from Skybound include the absurd argument game Superfight, the game of terrible dates Red Flags, and more.
About Skybound Entertainment:
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company that houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian talent.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, and the docu-series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. Moving into new platforms, Skybound produced the first-ever narrative VR series, Gone, for Samsung’s Milk VR platform and is currently producing VR horror series Delusion: Lies Within and VR anthology series The Incident. The Skybound Interactive slate includes partnerships with gaming companies Telltale, Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound recently acquired a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios, and has an existing first-look feature deal with Universal.
Projects in the pipeline include the film adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible, the animated television adaptation of children’s property My Singing Monsters, and more.