Mobile Hit Townsmen Tipped for DSiWare Release

HandyGames's CEO confirms that talks are taking place

Most mobile phone games are pretty poor, hindered mainly by the terrible control systems sported by the majority of handsets out there right now. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule - and one of them is HandyGames's brilliant Townsmen series.

Speaking in a recent interview with, HandyGames's top dog Christopher Kassulke had this to say:

It's just a matter of time until it will make a showing on other platforms. Building such a brand costs a lot of money and we want to make sure that it will be represented by a state-of-the-art product on other platforms. A simple port will not be what we are focusing on.

Although the above comment was aimed specifically at the iPhone, Kassulke was also asked about the chances of a DSiWare and PSP Minis release. His reply was cautious, but encouraging:

We will see how these platforms evolve. It's not HandyGames' core business. We are in talks with various developers and publishers to take our brands to these platforms, as well as others, but the development in these cases will be done by someone else. We will only make sure that brand integrity is maintained.

Townsmen 6 has recently been released and is - by all accounts - pretty damned special. It would certainly make a solid addition to the DSiWare lineup.


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