June 9, 2022 – Clank board games to be exclusively published by Dire Wolf Games. Renegade Games was the original publisher of one of the best push-your-luck games out there but Dire Wolf is stepping in and taking the full role over.
“When we first dipped our toes into the board game waters several years ago, we weren’t entirely sure what we were getting into…or just how big a part of our creative lives tabletop would become,” said Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf. “Our friends at Renegade provided some much-needed guidance and support for our early board game co-publishing efforts, and we’re grateful for everything they did to help bring the game to market. Since then, Clank! has grown as a product line and we’ve grown as a company. We’re very excited about where Clank! is heading in the future, and how it fits into the bigger picture of tabletop publishing from Dire Wolf.”
“Coming from videogames, making Clank! was a whole new kind of challenge,” said Paul Dennen, VP of Design at Dire Wolf, and the creator of both Clank! and Dune: Imperium. “The journey here has been a fun one, and we’ve got some exciting twists and turns ahead for the noisy thieves, and I think fans will really enjoy where we’re heading next.”
Going forward, future Clank! products will be published by Dire Wolf, and digital Clank! content will be available via the free Dire Wolf Game Room app. Current digital Clank! content will migrate to the free Dire Wolf Game Room app, available from Steam, the App Store and Google Play.
There have been a total of 3 Clank stand-alone games including Clank!, Clank! in Space and Clank! Incorporated that have built on the initial concept of getting in and getting out as quickly as possible and with the most precious treasure as possible. Each one has a fresh take and hosts several different expansions. In addition to push-you-luck, it has really utilized the deck building mechanic and is often seen as one of the best there as well.
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Publisher Dire Wolf has been heating up the board game scene. In addition to new Clank titles, they are behind the incredibly popular Dune Imperium and they are huge into digital implementations. There they have Pokemon TCG, Raiders of the North Sea, Yellow & Yangtze, Sagrada, Root, The Fox in the Forest, Game of Thrones the Board Game and Lotus.