Game publisher Kalypso Media has recently announced that the future development of the Tropico series will now be taken over by Realmforge Studios GmbH.
The German developer is known for Dungeons 3 and upcoming game Spacebase Startopia. Their debut to the popular series will be before Christmas with the Caribbean Skies content. This is a new extensive add-on for Tropico 6 and will be available on December 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
To make sure that the developer will have the resources necessary to do justice to Caribbean Skies add-on and beyond, Kalypso Media Group extended its previous shares in the developer from 60 to 100 percent. This ensured a complete takeover of Realmforge Studios at the beginning of 2020. Throughout the year, work has been done to expand the studio both in staff and space. This also made them relocate to a large office in Munich.
“The expansion and complete takeover of the shares is a logical consequence of our strategy to expand our own development resources not only in Germany but internationally. We are offering the highly qualified, motivated team in Munich the opportunity to focus exclusively on the further development of exciting franchises such as Tropico, Dungeons and Spacebase Startopia in the future,” says Simon Hellwig, Managing Partner of Kalypso Media Group GmbH.
“Developing complex city-builder and strategy games with that special x-factor element, that are well-received within the community and the wider market on all platforms – that’s something we do well. The Tropico brand is therefore a perfect fit for us” adds Christian Wolfertstetter.
“We are very fortunate to have had a strong and secure publishing partner in Kalypso for over 10 years, who supports us at all times and shares our philosophy. At the same time, it is a great honour and a great responsibility for us to have such an important franchise as Tropico in our hands” says Benjamin Rauscher.