Leading international games publisher Asmodee has announced it will be acquiring Lookout Games.
Established in 2000 by Hanno Girke, Lookout GmbH are responsible for such hit titles as Agricola, a Euro-style board game created by the celebrated designer Uwe Rosenberg, Caverna and Isle of Skye.
Lookout enjoyed critical acclaim for the latter title, picking up numerous awards throughout 2015 and 2016, including the coveted 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres.
Mayfair Games Inc., a long-standing game publisher based out of Skokie, Illinois, is withdrawing from games publishing and have entered into an agreement with Asmodee to assume all their current IP.
“Mayfair Games has a 36-year history for publishing great games,” said Larry Roznai, president of Mayfair Games.
“In Asmodee we have found a partner who will provide a platform for the continuation of our best games.”
“It’s an exciting task to run Lookout as a studio, and I’m grateful to have been selected for it. It is good to be back,” added Hanno Girke, Lookout GmbH. “I’m also proud to announce that Lookout bolsters their ranks by adding Ralph Bienert (who was running Games’ Up) and Atelier 198’s Andrea Kattnig to their crew.”
Lookout will remain an independent studio within Asmodee, with ASS Altenburger continuing to handle German language distribution for the firm's output.
European distribution for English language products will be handled by Asmodee European distribution business units whilst the remaining territories will fall under the responsibility of Asmodee Group situated in Paris.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lookout GmbH to the Asmodee Group,” concluded Stephane Carville, president of Asmodee. “With a great pedigree of Euro games in their portfolio, their spectacular range of Euro classics are sure to enchant generations of players to come.”