Marmalade Game Studio, in collaboration with Days of Wonder, Asmodee Entertainment, and Twin Sails Interactive, is thrilled to announce an upcoming Ticket to Ride video game for PC, consoles, and mobile platforms. Set to release on Steam in November 2023, with availability on other platforms in 2024, this game promises to bring a fresh perspective to the beloved board game created by Alan R. Moon, enhancing the core gameplay with immersive graphics and high production values.
Ticket to Ride, originally published by Days of Wonder, an Asmodee studio, is a family game that has received accolades, including the Spiel des Jahres (best game of the year) award in 2004, and is considered one of the finest board games ever crafted. With over 15 million copies sold worldwide, Ticket to Ride is a resounding success and a must-have addition to any board game collection. This new video game adaptation aims to introduce Ticket to Ride to an even broader audience, catering to those who haven’t had the opportunity to play the physical game and seasoned players looking for a convenient, on-the-go experience.
Mike Willis, co-CEO of Marmalade Game Studio, expressed enthusiasm about this collaboration, stating, “Ticket to Ride is the first collaboration between Asmodee Entertainment and Marmalade Game Studio. Given our track record in the board game genre of video games and Asmodee Group impeccably curated portfolio of fan favourite games, this is set to be the start of a very exciting journey. Having played the board game for two decades now, we are honoured to be trusted with its digital implementation. We are building a modern game that we hope will be the bedrock of this fantastic brand in the digital space.”
The current version of the game, developed by Twin Sails, will be rebranded as “Ticket to Ride: Classic Edition” in all existing stores. Importantly, this version will be removed from PC and mobile stores starting from October 3rd, with console editions available until April 2024. In-app purchases, such as acquiring new maps, will no longer be possible.
Nicolas Godement, Managing Director of Twin Sails Interactive, shared insights about the transition, stating, “We have been working on Ticket to Ride digital for more than 10 years and we want to thank our dedicated and passionate community” He continued, “We’re excited to see a company like Marmalade Game Studio developing and publishing a new version of a fan favourite and we’re confident Ticket to Ride is in good hands”
For current owners of “Ticket to Ride: Classic Edition,” the game will remain accessible in their game libraries, allowing uninterrupted enjoyment. This transition ensures that existing players with the game and DLCs can continue playing and relishing the Ticket to Ride experience, even after it becomes unavailable for new downloads.
New players eager to explore Ticket to Ride will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the new video game, featuring exciting new features, a refreshed design, and enhanced gameplay. This updated edition aims to elevate the gaming experience, offering players numerous improvements and additions that will inject fresh excitement into their gameplay. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or a newcomer, the new Ticket to Ride video game aspires to captivate and entertain players in novel ways, enhancing the journey and making it even more memorable and enjoyable.