July 8, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Steve Jackson Games and Tinderbox Entertainment regret to announce the cancellation of the Xbox 360 version of SJ Games' Munchkin card game.
"We came into the Xbox 360 Munchkin project with certain beliefs and expectations about the market," said Munchkin Brand Manager Andrew Hackard. "As we learned more about the digital market, and Xbox in particular, we realized that those expectations were unrealistic for the scope of project we had chosen. Work was far enough along that we would essentially have to start over to incorporate what we learned, and we don't think that's the right answer. We have enjoyed working with and learning from Tinderbox on this project, and wish them nothing but the best."
"It's hard to say goodbye to a project with such potential, not to mention the fine folks at SJ Games," said Tinderbox Creative Director Kyle Rhone. "Munchkin for Xbox 360 has been a learning experience for everyone involved and we look forward to using the experience we've gained on future projects."
The Munchkin card game is fantasy adventuring played for pure fun – or as the box says, "Kill the Monsters • Steal the Treasure • Stab Your Buddy." Designed by Steve Jackson, Munchkin was originally released in 2001. Since then, the original set has sold over half a million copies and has spawned over a dozen sequel games and over two dozen expansions. Munchkin is available worldwide and has been translated into 15 languages so far.
For more about Munchkin, visit us at munchkin.sjgames.com.
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition that was released in October 2013.
The company news page, the Daily Illuminator (sjgames.com/ill/), is the oldest continuously running blog on the Internet.
For more about Steve Jackson Games, visit us at www.sjgames.com.
Tinderbox Entertainment is a video game developer and publisher with a passion for board games. Learn more at www.TinderboxEntertainment.com.
Brian Engard, Marketing Assistant
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