Toronto – TransGaming Inc., has announced the creation of a game development studio and is partnering with Foreign Media Games (FMG) on the development of its first title, “Armin van Buuren – In the Mix” for the Nintendo Wii™ console. TransGaming specializes in the development of innovative products for the electronic entertainment industry and is working with leading publishers on many of the top global gaming franchises. The creation of a game development studio will allow TransGaming to leverage its depth of technical experience while broadening its strategic relationships with game publishers globally.
“This is an exciting time for TransGaming as we expand the company to embrace new strategic opportunities that will provide new revenue streams from core game development projects.” commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “It’s an absolute thrill for our first game to be a new global franchise based on the top DJ in the world, Armin Van Buuren. We are confident that “Armin van Buuren – In the Mix” will propel the highly popular music gaming genre to new heights with its innovative game play experience that embodies the creativity, energy and artistry of the ultimate DJ.”
Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ Top 100 in 2007 and 2008, an indication of his prolific output over the 10 years he has been performing and producing. As the official World’s Most Popular DJ, Armin is taking his passion of dance music to the global gaming community through his partnership with FMG and TransGaming.
The partnership brings the expertise of video game development at TransGaming together with FMG’s global experience in music entertainment publishing.
“As a Dutch publisher we are extremely proud of the fact that it is possible for us to publish this great game in co-operation with one of the biggest music icons of this moment” commented Michel van Elmpt, Managing Director of Foreign Media Games. “We are convinced that “Armin van Buuren – In the Mix” will bring new ground breaking game play to the Wii platform.”