4 Winds Fantasy Gamingâ€™s owner/publisher, Robert Thomson, has announced that 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming will be acquired by Purple Duck Games. The acquisition includes rights to all existing 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming products and over a dozen â€œin-the-worksâ€ projects (including the two successful crowd-funded projects), along with the rights to all names, logos, trademarks, and original artwork contained in the products.
â€œMy wife Connie and I started 4 Winds in March 2009, and itâ€™s been a fun, wild ride. But the time is right for us to divest ourselves of the company and move on to other things,â€ said Thomson. In the nearly four years of 4 Winds existence, the company released 48 different products, including several apps.
Mark Gedak, owner/publisher of Purple Duck Games stated that Purple Duck intends to keep the 4 Winds brand alive, and that all existing 4 Winds products will remain available for now. Any 4 Winds â€œin-the-worksâ€ projects that Purple Duck chooses to finish will probably carry dual Purple Duck/4 Winds branding.
â€œI want to keep the 4WFG brand intact and add it to Purple Duckâ€™s, allowing us to continue to build on the great work done by both companies,â€ said Gedak.
The acquisition will be complete as of January 31, 2013. After the acquisition, Thomson will stay on with Purple Duck Games as developer of the 4 Winds â€œin-the-worksâ€ projects.