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Elves, Unicorns and plenty of Magic

2020-01-27T11:52:59+00:00September 5th, 2019|news|

The official bayala Game to be released along with the Film for PC and Consoles.

This autumn, a fantasy world full of magic and dreams will emerge from the toybox and into the movie theaters and virtual world. In October, Wild River, the gaming label of Munich-based EuroVideo Medien GmbH, will launch its magical adventure game bayala. The game is based on the feature film of the same name which comes out that same day. Fans of the popular bayala figures from Schleich will be able to experience their heroes and heroines along with all the other magical creatures not only on the big screen but in an exciting interactive adventure on PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The game will also satisfy casual gamers with its easily accessible gameplay and sophisticated and beautiful graphics.

The story: players embark on an epic journey as Surah, the Sun Elf, along with her friends Sera, Jaro and Marween. Their adventure begins in Soleyas, the city of Sun Elves, and takes them to the Shadow Elf Castle where they must stop Ophira, the queen of the Shadow Elves. She has stolen the magical dragon eggs from all elven tribes, thusly destroying the balance of nature in the elven world of bayala. During their journey through bayala, Surah and her friends must complete numerous quests, solve puzzles and prove their dexterity through various skilled challenges. There are always opportunities for riding and even specific riding levels.

“The fantasy world of bayala is unbelievably inspired, but was previously almost only accessible through the figures from Schleich,” explained Emely Christians, Managing Director of Ulysses Film Production, the company behind the bayala feature film. “With our feature film, we want to open up this magical world that has already enchanted us to a much wider audience,” Christians adds with a wink.

“bayala is a world which is as unique as it is impressive, with unbelievable potential,” says Marc Wardenga, Head of Games at Wild River, and adds: “We are convinced that with this game, in combination with the feature film, we will be able to boost the forward momentum of the brand that will leave a lasting impact on the target group.”

TELEPOOL Invests in Games Development

2020-01-27T11:35:21+00:00August 10th, 2019|news|

TELEPOOL’s gaming label Wild River Games becomes a full spectrum self-developing games publisher with acquisition of Munich-based game developer Diviad (Ghost Tappers).

TELEPOOL, a diversified licensing company with offices in Munich, Zürich, Leipzig and Los Angeles, expands its activities in the games market: The company has acquired 100 percent of the Munich development studio Diviad. Diviad GmbH moved into the rooms of TELEPOOL and was rebranded to Wild River Games GmbH. The new company will bundle all games development and publishing activities of the group, while another TELEPOOL subsidiary, EuroVideo Medien, will continue to handle physical games distribution. Managing directors of the new entity will be Marc Wardenga, previously Head of Games at EuroVideo Medien, and industry veteran Ralf Gronwald (formerly Activision and Disney).

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This move creates a strong new games industry player, combining sophisticated game development capacities with stellar publishing expertise.

André Druskeit, CEO of TELEPOOL: “Games remains a growth market in which we want to play an even stronger role with the acquisition of Diviad. Additionally, we see increasing synergies with our film business. An exciting example is ‘bayala’, an animated family movie: Our global distributor Global Screen sells the rights internationally, while Wild River Games publishes the corresponding PC and console game simultaneously.”
Marc Wardenga, Co-Managing Director of Wild River Games, adds: “Publishing games will remain our core business, but the creation of internal development resources gives us the opportunity to create games without external partners, an important step towards becoming an internationally successful player.”

Ralf Gronwald, Co-Managing Director of Wild River Games, adds: “The acquisition creates a powerful and efficient games team active in all areas of the market. A great prerequisite for further growth.”