It has been announced by Greater Than Games that they have bought Cheapass Games. Greater Than Games have been known for releases such as Sentinels of the Multiverse and Spirit Island, and Cheapass Games have provided plenty of favorites like Professor Elemental, Stuff and Nonsense, Kill Doctor Lucky and Pairs. Greater Than’s PR representative had this to say:
“The acquisition of Cheapass Games is the culmination of several years of friendship between the two companies. Cheapass Games has created richly-themed black and white games since its inception in 1996, with the introduction of full-color games, such as Tak, Kill Doctor Lucky and Unexploded Cows, in later years.
I’m thrilled to have Greater Than Games take over publishing current and future Cheapass Games titles, and I look forward to working with them on a variety of projects,” said James Ernest, exiled leader of Cheapass Games.
As we undergo this transition, Greater Than Games looks forward to supporting the Cheapass Games product lines, demo staff, and fan base.“
This move will enable designer James Ernest, writer of the rules for Magic: The Gathering, to put his full attention on writing games. Cheapass has been struggling over the years, having once closed and then re-opened. Maybe this change might be the boost they need!