Magic video game
Cryptic ARPG[edit | edit source]
Originally marketed as an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) it was to be a collaboration between Wizards of the Coast, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World. Cryptic Studios is an American video game developer specializing in massively multiplayer online role-playing games. It is responsible for the major MMO hits Star Trek Online, Champions Online and Neverwinter (based on WotC-owned Dungeons & Dragons).
Experience stunning visuals and sound as we bring Magic to life in this next generation MMORPG. As a Planeswalker, you explore amazing worlds, combat powerful creatures, and meet the legendary beings that shape the fate of the multiverse.
Cryptic Studios CEO Stephen D'Angelo explained that his "intent is to go forward with a Magic game that is not about the card game. It's about jumping into the world and the fiction of Magic: The Gathering." 
Netmarble MOBA[edit | edit source]
On February 5, 2018, Wizards of the Coast and South Korean mobile phone giant Netmarble Games announced they were working on Project M, the codename for a new game for smartphones coming sometime in that year. They are calling Project M a “multiplayer battling game” in which “players show off their creativity and strategy as they battle across the planes of the "Magic: The Gathering Multiverse", and “game avatars will be fully animated as they race across the battlefield to defeat their opponent.” The released video and images look like a multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA.
Netmarble Games is a game publishing company, which has mobile games including Seven Knights, Raven (Evilbane in the U.S.) and Everybody's Marble. Since 2015, the company has licensed Disney-owned properties to produce games such as Marvel: Future Fight (2015),
Planesiege[edit | edit source]
On January 23, 2018, WOTC filed two new trademarks: "Manastrike" (later revealed to be the Netmarble game) and "Planesiege". The latter also specifically refers to electronic, online multiplayer gaming.
Tuque Games[edit | edit source]
In October 2019, Wizards of the Coast acquired Montreal-based Tuque Games. Tuque had already been working on a game using Wizards' Dungeons & Dragons license and will continue to work on video games employing the tabletop gaming company's stable of brands.
References[edit | edit source]
- Brian Crecente (December 27, 2017), "Chasing Innovation Inside the Company Behind D&D, Magic and Avalon Hill", Rollingstone.com
- Zac Clark (February 8, 2018). "Wizards of the Coast President Chris Cocks on MTG Arena and the Future of Digital Magic", Hipstersofthecoast.com
- Mike Minotti (June 7, 2017). "Magic: the Gathering is becoming an MMO". Venturebeat.com
- Brandan Sinclair (June 7, 2017). "Taking an IP and making it your own". Gamesindustry.biz
- David McCoy (December 12, 2019). "Magic: Legends, an MTG MMO, Revealed at the Game Awards". Hipsters of the Coast.
- Project M (YouTube)
- Jason Wilson (February 5, 2018). "Magic: The Gathering and Netmarble announce ‘Project M’ for mobile", Venturebeat.com
- Marvel: Future Fight launches from Netmarble. Marvel Entertainment (April 30, 2015). Retrieved on July 26, 2017.
- New WOTC Trademarks and Domain Registrations
- Brendan Sinclair (October 29, 2019). "Wizards of the Coast acquires Tuque Games". Gamesindustry.biz/.