Wargaming, an international game developer located in Nicosia, Cyprus, have recently announced a new publishing and development division named WG Cells. This new division will focus exclusively on mobile titles. WG Cells will be strategically led by Wargaming management team veteran Marat Karpeko and operationally headed by David Bluhm, former CEO of DropForge Games.
According to the information we were given, World of Tanks Blitz has served as the main inspiration that spawned WG Cells thanks to the 35+ million downloads it has received. The game provided Wargaming with valuable insiht and experience in the mobile gaming business, brand development as well as publishing. To further leverage Wargaming‘s resources and expertise, WG Cells includes development studios in Seattle and Kyiv.
Concept art for Fantastic Plastic Squad.
Too add even more excitement to the announcement, the first thee games of WG Cells portfolio have been revealed:
- Loot & Legends, a highly rated strategy/role-playing game that was named Editor’s Choice by Apple’s App Store last August and currently available on Apple iPad.
- Fantastic Plastic Squad, developed by Pound Sand studios, launching this year; a third-person shooter set in the 1980s, which was featured on Apple TV at the Apple Special Event, September 2015.
- Smash Squad, a role-playing game with a physics-based battle mechanic set to launch in 2016.
As of now this is all the information we have available, however, we’ll definitely keep you updated as time progresses.