Source Point Press, a division of Ox Eye Media, and Asmodee Entertainment have entered a licensing partnership to bring three of the most famous tabletop gaming universes of all time to the pages of comics! The best-selling game worlds of Legend of the Five Rings, Mysterium and Pandemic are slated to make their first comic debuts starting in 2022.
“Many fans regularly dive into these three gaming universes, sharing their experiences with friends and family by playing together both virtually and around the kitchen table. For many, immersing themselves in the stories they experience becomes an important fixture in their social life. Enabling them through the medium of comics to dive deeper into the amazing stories that they play on the tabletop will not only be entertaining but also enrich the gaming experience itself. Comic fans on the other hand will soon also be able to discover the richness, drama, and mystery each of these game universes call their own and which, until recently, were limited to the games themselves.”, commented Alexander Thieme, Licensing Manager for Publishing and Consumer Goods at Asmodee Entertainment.
Source Point Press Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Travis McIntire, shared, “Having the opportunity to work in the worlds of Pandemic, Mysterium, and Legend of the Five Rings and expand those narratives into comics has been transformative and energizing for our whole company. When you talk to fans of these game franchises and realize how much they care about the worlds they spend so much time in, you want to put in your very best effort and provide an experience that lives up to everything that has come before. I think that’s how ASMODEE treats their game worlds and I think SOURCE POINT PRESS has risen wonderfully to the challenge. I can’t wait for these books to hit shelves!”
Source Point Press President, Jacob Way, adds, “This is the first time in modern history that the world has been connected by a shared experience. This experience has brought people together to fight for a common good, and that level of cooperation and hopefulness is what makes Pandemic the game so powerful to so many people. We are honoured to be telling such an impactful story with one of the most well-known board game IPs in existence.”
Publication dates will be announced at a future date, with all titles to be distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors, Simon & Schuster, and select game distributors.