GameCo Star Trek VGM (PRNewsfoto/GameCo, Inc.)
GameCo, Inc., the startup supplier that introduced skill gaming to the industry in New Jersey last fall with its Video Game Gambling Machines (VGMs), has signed a licensing deal with CBS Consumer Products under which the company will produce games for the VGM based on the iconic Star Trek television series.
The deal gives GameCo access to the entire Star Trek television series including the original and all the sequels—The Next Generation, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery and Deep Space Nine. The latter will be the first to be released in fall of this year, when the company releases the Star Trek Deep Space Nine Adventure on the VGM.
According to the company, the game will enable players to “take lead of the USS Defiant and battle their way to victory in immersive ship-to-ship combat.”
The game will feature highly polished 3-D models of the iconic spacecraft that will attract fans of both Star Trek and the space combat genre alike. The deal was brokered by Richmond Management Group.
In addition to the six TV series, the Star Trek franchise extends to 13 movies with three separate casts, and more than 700 hours of content available across several media and online platforms.
Aristocrat to Invest in Tech StartUps in India
Australian slot supply giant Aristocrat Leisure Limited is planning to invest in tech startups in India, in areas outside its core gaming business, specifically those seeking Series B, C and D funding, the company’s chief financial officer told the Deccan Herald newspaper.
Fusion Labs’ Tania Darvell, who is helping Aristocrat operationalize its strategy, told the newspaper the company will partner with key players in the Indian startup ecosystem. “The Indian ecosystem is full of opportunity, with deep technology capabilities, combined with startup founders who are well-educated and passionate to succeed.”
Aristocrat CFO Toni Korsanos added, “Aristocrat is a proudly innovative company, and this new innovation function will be focused exclusively on technologies that sit outside Aristocrat’s core gaming business while utilizing their exist