Magnus Games Studio – the game development studio behind Re: Legend – announced that the company has entered a worldwide publishing agreement with Italian game publisher and distributor Digital Bros S.p.A., through its subsidiary 505 Games S.p.A.. The groundbreaking agreement will see Re: Legend – an indie, made-in- Malaysia, monster-raising multiplayer simulation role-playing game (RPG) – be marketed over digital games platform Steam to players in globally including Northern America, Western Europe, and Asia.
Speaking at the ceremony, Magnus co-founder DC Gan said that the company is excited to be working with Digital Bros, “It is an absolute honour for a budding studio like Magnus to be partnering a major publisher such as Digital Bros. We are thrilled with the market opportunities for Re: Legend that this worldwide publishing agreement brings. We worked hard and poured our passion into making this game enjoyable for our supporters and fans, and we hope to bring the game to the next level through our experience working with 505 Games and Digital Bros to grow Re: Legend into a global franchise and at the same time mature into a leading player in our region.”
Representing MDEC at the event, Dato Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer of MDEC congratulated both companies on the newly sealed agreement, “It is another truly ‘Malaysia Boleh’ moment for us and further proof that MDEC’s endeavours are bearing fruit. We have often lauded local studios and their capability in delivering world-class IPs, so we are extremely proud that Digital Bros shares the sentiment about Magnus and Re: Legend. On behalf of MDEC, we congratulate Magnus for landing this major deal and putting Malaysia another step closer to being the preferred regional hub for games development and delivery by 2025, an inspiration that is in line with our Digital Economy initiative.”
This vast opportunity in digital distribution is a boon for Magnus that had a humble beginning as a two-man project back in 2015. The company today consists of 20 people and is based at LEVEL UP Inc, an incubator space for games development created by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to support the games creation industry in Malaysia. At the recent LEVEL UP KL Games Conference 2017, Magnus won the year’s South-East Asia Best Rising Star Award.