Derry games company gets set to go global

'Dead Hungry Diner' , developed by Derry firm Black Market Games, will be released in over 150 countries
'Dead Hungry Diner' , developed by Derry firm Black Market Games, will be released in over 150 countries

A game developed in Derry is set to go global after its developers signed a distribution deal with one of the world’s biggest gaming companies.

‘Dead Hungry Diner’, developed by Derry firm, Black Market Games, will be released in more than 150 countries across the world as part of a deal with Seattle based Big Fish Games.

“With Dead Hungry Diner, our goal was to create a charming, fun game that could be enjoyed by all the family,” said Sean McCafferty, lead designer at Black Market Games.

“Hitting that sweet spot between accessibility and depth is a key design principle for us.

“We looked at classic movie monster imagery to make our characters as easily identifiable as possible, as well as game mechanics that would feel innovative and yet familiar - and that’s really what it is all about - the player’s experience.”

The Derry company’s debut game has received a warm welcome in the gaming press

“We are delighted to have launched our first title “Dead Hungry Diner” with Big Fish.

“It is a fantastic show of support that the games we are creating are in demand right now.” said Lee Fallon, chief financial officer at Black Market Games.

“At Black Market Games, we have a lot of fun developing fresh and fun ideas which we plan to commercialise across a variety of media platforms, this release marks the start of our long term strategy”.

“Big Fish’s knowledge and experience of the casual games market enabled us improve Dead Hungry Diner beyond what would normally be achievable for a small developer alone.” said Eric Reinhart, CEO at Black Market Games. “We are looking forward to continuing this partnership over our forthcoming titles.”

More info is available online at www.deadhungrydiner.com