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Dundee-based video game developer inks global publishing deal for new game



Dundee-based game developer Digital Sports Arena has secured a global publishing deal with international games group Playstack for its latest game.

GameDayLive – the world’s first real time, player-versus-player soccer management team game for mobile devices – was developed in partnership with Hyper Luminal Games, and is set for launch later this year.

Digital Sports Arena previously developed the successful Championship Manager mobile franchise for Square Enix.

Sean Tracey, chairman of Digital Sports Arena, said: “We look forward to working on this exciting collaboration in 2021 and the opportunity of bringing the game to the mobile gaming marketplace.”

Harvey Elliott, founder and chief executive of Playstack, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Digital Sports Arena and their innovative new football management game – GameDayLive.

“Playstack is constantly on the look out for new games that can cut through in the busy app stores and truly engage players, and we are confident that GameDayLive has all of the right ingredients for success.”

Kevin Grainger, chairman at Eos Advisory, noted that Digital Sports Arena was the first investment it made as a new angel syndicate back in 2015.

“Whilst our investment focus has now evolved into early stage ‘deep science’, Eos had belief in DSA and their vision for a new type of casual football management game from the start.

“As seed investors, we have supported DSA over the past few years and are delighted that they have signed this publishing deal with Playstack – we look forward to the next exciting stage of their journey as the game gets launched onto the global market.”

Statista Research on global mobile games market this month suggests that it is valued at around $77bn and is set to grow to over $100bn by 2023.



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