Dice Hate Me Games and Greater Than Games have announced that they will be merging. These two companies will be joined together under the Greater Than Games name with Dice Hate Me Games being an imprint. This should have little impact on the consumer since both companies are attesting going itno this merger that they wil be maintaining their same catalog. From a practical perspective this merger makes a lot of sense since Greater Than Games has already been doing warehousing and shipping for both companies.
As a result of the merger both companies can streamline some of the redundant operations which should have a positive effect on customer service. Additionally they will be launching a new imprint Fabled Nexus which will be featuring Sci-fi and fantasy titles. They will also be maintaining the Sentinel Comics imprint featuring all of the games in the Sentinels universe.
The first title being released by the joint company which is “Bottom of the 9th” will be launching on Kickstarter Sunday March 1st.
Company press release below
Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games, two respected publishers in the tabletop gaming industry, are proud to announce that, as of Thursday, February 26, they will be coming together as one publishing entity.
While the structure of the companies may be changing, the quality of their products and customer service will not be. Greater Than Games has already been warehousing and shipping for both, and coming together as one publisher is a natural fit.
Dice Hate Me Games will become an imprint under the Greater Than Games name, along with two other imprints: Sentinel Comics and Fabled Nexus. The Dice Hate Me Games imprint will encompass previous Dice Hate Me Games titles, such as VivaJava: The Coffee Game and Compounded, as well as future products that fit the feel that fans expect. The Sentinel Comics imprint will include games such as Sentinels of the Multiverse, Sentinel Tactics, and future games set in the same comic book universe. Fabled Nexus will be a new imprint covering highly thematic science fiction and fantasy games.
There are no staffing changes accompanying the merger. All current employees of Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games will continue in their current positions, while being able to draw upon the additional resources of the merged company.
There are several upcoming products that have been announced by both publishers, and this merger will not change those releases. The ongoing preorders for Sentinels of the Multiverse and Sentinel Tactics products are unaffected, as are future project launches such as Monster Truck Mayhem and Spirit Island.
March 1 will see the first joint project launch for Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games. Bottom of the 9th, a two player baseball themed game, will be coming to Kickstarter. Bottom of the 9th, designed by Darrell Louder (veteran designer of Compounded) and Mike Mullins, is a fastpaced dice and card game for 1 or 2 players that boils the excitement of baseball’s final inning into a quick head to head competition between an ace pitcher and a starstudded lineup of heavy hitting batters. Bottom of the 9th will feature over 20 custom player cards with beautiful custom art from veteran artist Adam McIver that capture the look and feel of classic baseball trading cards. Tons of variable player powers, myriad customizable lineups, the possibility of two added expansion packs, and rules for advanced league and solo play will keep gamers wanting to play ball time and time again.