was formed in 2011 by a small team of veteran digital developers, with over 20 years of experience. The company has evolved from the team’s passion for digital gaming, and their ambition to develop easy to play games on touch-screen devices and PCs.
Nomads first game has been the hugely successful Talisman, selling over 1 million units to date, which they have self-published. The team was approached by Games Workshop to transform their table top game Talisman into a digital form. Its success has led to the games expansions being released digitally, and three years on the team are still continuing to develop new content for the game. Initially released on PC, the game is now available for iOS, Android and Kindle. 2015 holds some exciting new game development opportunities, as well as the team expanding its business to offer publishing services to niche developers of table top games.
Early history The five directors; Don, Carl, Rob, Mat and Andy have all worked together for many years, at Digital Image Design, Rage Games, Juice Games and THQ Studios UK, designing and creating a variety of games ranging from flight simulators to chart busting driving games. In 2011 they morphed into a much smaller team, to focus on their passion for niche indie table top games.
Nomad was initially approached by Games Workshop to create a game based on the Talisman board game. The guys were thrilled to have such a respected license and straight away set about designing their first game, Talisman Prologue. The game uses the same rules as the board game, but is a single-player game and sets the player on a series of quests. Initially released on PC, the game was very well received by Talisman fans, who had been waiting many years for an official game. This led to the development of the multiplayer version Talisman Digital Edition and its ever growing expansions.
Nomad Games works with SpecialEffect, a charity which provides bespoke technology to people with physical disabilities, allowing them to enjoy gaming. The Shaman character from Talisman is single handedly raising money for SpecialEffect. She’s no ordinary character, she’s was designed by fans during a fierce competition in 2014, and brought to life by three SpecialEffect artists and gamerswith disabilities. This collaboration between Talisman fans and SpecialEffect has meant a new character for the Talisman board, and during the first 12 hours of her going on sale she sold over 1000 copies! Proceeds from the sales go to support SpecialEffect, and fans can pay what they like in a bid to raise even more money for this worthy cause.
Awards and Recognition
Future Business Leader by Creative England 2014
Finalist in the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2015
“Nomad Games plunges into specialist indie publishing”
“Talisman and its fans create special DLC character to help disabled-gamer charity”
“Develop Awards 2015: The Finalists Revealed”
“Englands 50 most creative businesses have been showcased in a landmark report”
Nomad Games Brings Renowned Card Battler Smash Up to Steam. The award winning deck shuffling game is now live on Steam’s Early Access Program!