Comics publisher Oni Press have made a significant announcement that expands the reach of the company into tabletop gaming.
Oni Games will be a new gaming imprint dedicated to bringing Oni Press titles to the growing tabletop market.
With the response to Renegade Game Studios’ Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley and designed by Keith Baker (Gloom, Illimat), as well as the positive critical and fan response to the recently launched Dead of Winter based on a board game, Oni Press says they felt the time was right to launch “a more official entry into the world of gaming”.
Oni Press’ VP of Creative/Business Development, Charlie Chu says:
As fans of the exciting developments and explosive growth in modern tabletop, we are excited to bring the same level of quality and execution in our creator-owned comics and graphic novels to the world of board games. The opportunity to bring our library of fun, accessible, and idiosyncratic comics and graphic novels to life from page to cardboard is irresistible.
Joining Oni Press to help manage this division is Steve Ellis who is the founder and owner of Rainy Day Games, and has many credits in game design and development on projects like Dicey Goblins, the Trains series, and many others.
I am excited to be joining the talented team at Oni Press as they embark upon a new initiative within the realm of games. I look forward to working with many talented game designers and developers to bring some of the amazing Oni Press properties to life in new interactive ways.
Oni Press will be taking part in Gen Con where they will be discussing this development with peers and fans.