National Geographic Launches Games Division
National Geographic Games (NGG) is the latest division to be created by at the HG headquarters. The new division will publish and develop games across major gaming console, handheld, online and mobile platforms.
November 19, 2008
As expected, NGG's future productions will be based on National Geographic's core themes and media properties, so it would further boost the company brand:
"NGG will create fun games that allow gamers of all ages to experience and explore their world through play," said Paul Levine, senior vice president. "Our global audiences love to play games, and we plan on creating games in-house as well as working with leading global publishers to develop entertaining games that engage those audiences in a relevant way."
In addition, NGG announced it has partnered with Namco Bandai Games America and Sony Computer Entertainment to publish and distribute globally National Geographic-branded titles on Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS handheld, PlayStation 3 and PS3 Network, PCs and mobile devices.
The first NGG game will be "Herod's Lost Tomb," an in-house house title. The game will be available online in both a flash version for free and as a downloadable version for PC, Mac and iPhone.
National Geographic games release schedule goes as follows:
"National Geographic — Herod's Lost Tomb"
Namco Bandai — "National Geographic: Panda"
Sony — "National Geographic: Africa"
National Geographic — "Sudoku Traveler: China"
National Geographic — "Rain Forests"
National Geographic — "Greencity"
National Geographic — "From the Bottom Up"