Asmodee Entertainment is stepping up its exploration of the video game space with the hire of former Game Workshop veteran Christian Dunn, who joins as Interactive Game Licensing Manager.
Christian’s new role will focus on licensing some of the board game giant’s biggest titles, such as Dobble, Ticket to Ride, Catan, KeyForge and Arkham Horror.
The appointment follows the Asmodee Group’s announcement last month that it is opening up its catalogue to video game developers on the back of successful digital versions of Ticket to Ride, a best-seller in the app store.
Developers looking for a deeper publishing partnership, including development and marketing support, can also lean on Asmodee Digital, the world’s largest platform for board game conversions.
Andy Jones, head of Asmodee Entertainment says: “Recently we made the truly exciting announcement that, together with our partners at Asmodee Digital, we are opening the doors for more of Asmodee’s amazing IPs to be available in the interactive gaming space through licensing partnerships across a wide range of exciting opportunities.
“I am really pleased that Christian has joined the Asmodee Entertainment team as another key recruit to help us take this initiative from vision to reality. Christian brings years of experience plus an unparalleled enthusiasm for the opportunity, so it is a pleasure to welcome him aboard.”
Based in the UK, Christian will work alongside Asmodee Entertainment’s LA-based Senior Vice President of Business Development Darren Kyman, whose focus is on translating Asmodee games IP into TV and films. Alexander Thieme, another former Games Workshop licensing executive who joined Asmodee earlier this year, will focus on general consumer products merchandising, such as apparel.