Tilting Point extends Disruptor Beam deal with fresh $29m investment in Star Trek Timelines marketing

The publisher will help fund a new project as part of the deal and will handle marketing on Star Trek Timelines

Date Type Companies involved Size
September 20th, 2018 partnership Disruptor Beam
Tilting Point
Tilting Point extends Disruptor Beam deal with fresh $29m investment in Star Trek Timelines marketing

Mobile games publisher and investor Tilting Point has expanded its partnership with Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam.

The deal has an initial value of $29 million and will see Tilting Point handle marketing, sales and distribution of Star Trek Timelines.

The publisher claims the title has been downloaded nearly six million times since launching in early 2016.

The strategy RPG is said to have earned over $72 million to date.

The deal will also see Tilting Point publish and co-fund the development of a new licensed CCRPG. Disruptor Beam will provide development, ongoing live ops and support for the soon-to-be-announced title.

Beam me up, Scotty

“Time and again, Disruptor Beam has proven they can transform cherished entertainment properties into truly top-notch character collection RPGs,” said Tilting Point CEO Kevin Segalla.

“We are excited to deepen our relationship by bringing the full weight of our publishing and marketing expertise to grow an existing title, and of course we are thrilled to take the next step – developing a brand-new game together.”

Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff added: “Our expanded partnership with Tilting Point will drive significant growth for Disruptor Beam for years to come.

“First, it provides the growth capital necessary to reach the global Star Trek audience.

“Second, we’re excited to begin co-developing an additional licensed game that builds on our expertise in the character-collecting genre, continuing our mission of bringing fans deeper into the worlds that they love.”

To boldly go

Disruptor Beam initially entered into a strategic partnership with Tilting Point on a UA campaign for Star Trek Timelines late last year.

The partnership helped Disruptor Beam scale up its UA efforts while still retaining full control over the development of the game. The amount Tilting Point was offering for that campaign was not disclosed at the time.

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