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Scopely cooks up Breaking Bad license with F2P mobile title Breaking Bad: Empire Business in soft launch

Scopely cooks up Breaking Bad license with F2P mobile title Breaking Bad: Empire Business in soft launch

US publisher Scopely is working on a game using the Breaking Bad license.

Base-building strategy game titled Breaking Bad: Empire Business is currently in soft launch. 

Taking a lead from Game of War's menu-driven approach, it sees players building up a criminal empire while attacking others, recruiting characters from the TV show into your empire and creating Syndicates, the game's name for guilds, with other players.

The game is also looking to capture the adult tone of the original show, and has been created in collaboration with the show's creators and writers.

The one who knocks

It's currently in soft-launch in Australia and Romania, with the developer listed as Phase One Games, which is also listed as working on wrestling title WWE: Champions.

Phase One Games was also originally listed as the developer of Scopely's The Walking Dead: Road To Survival, so it appears that it's Scopely cover company for games in soft launch.

The latter game has proven that Scopely know how to handle a licensed brand, as it managed to outperform its rival Walking Dead game, No Man's Land.

Former Editor

Ric was formerly the Editor of Pocket Gamer and the Deputy Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He still pops up time to time to review games.

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James Casale
Regarding your statement "The latter game has proven that Scopely know how to handle a licensed brand, as it managed to outperform its rival Walking Dead game, No Man's Land.".

I don't think this is correct. Don't forget that No Man's Land makes a large proportion of its revenue from rewarded video ads. AppAnnie does not accoutn for this.
jon jordan
Good point, but I think the broader point Ric was trying to make is the Scopely has proven it can handle big licenses successfully.