February 19, 2008 4:11 AM | Tim W.
From Gamasutra: "Wizards of the Coast revealed its plans today to publish two new games based on its popular collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering. The two titles will supplement Magic: The Gathering Online, an online edition of the franchise which already boasts over 350,000 active accounts.
UK studio Stainless Games has partnered with Wizards of the Coast to develop one of the games for the PC and XBOX Live Arcade. Mind Control Software will also work with the publisher on another Magic: The Gathering title for the PC and Mac."
With extensive experience in development of turn-based strategy games such as Oasis and Stomping Grounds, a partnership with Wizards of the Coast can only mean good tidings for past IGF winner Mind Control Software.
WotC are also awarding three of the seven selected IGF finalists cash prizes to the sum of $10,000 in total (with an opportunity to sign distribution agreements worth at least $50,000) for the Gleemie Awards as well.