Big Fish Games extends partnership with French outfit Anuman to bring Syberia to iOS

Signifies wider shift to mobile

Big Fish Games extends partnership with French outfit Anuman to bring Syberia to iOS
Ten years after the franchise first launched on PC, Anuman Interactive has signed a deal with Big Fish Games to bring Syberia to both iPhone and iPad in 2012.

The deal, which marks an extension of the existing distribution-based relationship between the two parties, covers the first two chapters in the Syberia saga, and will see Big Fish push the title out across both iOS and PC at an unspecified date.

"The Syberia license is a must for all adventure game enthusiasts, and is a great addition to our product catalog," said Big Fish founder Paul Thelen.

"We are looking forward to a lasting partnership with Anuman Interactive, a company that shares our mission of offering high-quality video games that appeal to a very wide audience, from novices to experienced gamers."

Syberian shift

Anuman itself only got its hands on the Syberia license in 2010 when it acquired fellow French outfit Microïds in 2010.

Having already launched across a multitude of platforms – PS2, Xbox and DS all previously playing host – the firm claims it's now turning its attention to the growing roster of digital download driven formats, starting with smartphones.

"In the framework of our international development and in line with our strategy to adapt our licenses to new digital supports, it was essential to transfer Syberia 1 and 2 to mobile devices," added Anumen CEO Stéphane Longeard.

"We are delighted to be co-editing these adaptations with Big Fish Games, and we are convinced that it is the perfect partnership for targeting the general public. And, as far as we are concerned, we are continuing to work on a follow-up to the license."

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