Posted on 7 November by Robert Karp – Head of Mobile, The Fyzz Facility
Hi! I’m Rob Karp. You may remember me from my role as producer at the multi award winning XDev Studio, where I worked on a number of Sony’s first party titles over the years.
Today I want to tell you about my latest venture, which is a time-limited exclusive to PlayStation. It’s called Backgammon Blitz, and is a game I’m very excited about.
Backgammon has been played for centuries by gamers young, old and ancient. It appears to be a simple game about getting your checkers around the board before your opponent, but has immense layers of depth and strategy to it.
I’m just the messenger, of course. The talented folks behind this lovely little title are VooFoo Studios. Having made a name for themselves with Hustle Kings and Pure Chess, Backgammon feels like a step onwards and upwards for the studio, taking all of their strengths (gorgeous art design, a subtle but stylish approach to UI) and none of their weaknesses (cake night every Friday) into the next generation of platforms.