Riot Games announces Riot Forge publishing label for third-party League of Legends games

First game to be announced at The Game Awards 2019.

Riot Forge

Riot Games has announced Riot Forge, a publishing label within Riot Games that will partner with third-party studios to develop new, “completable” games set in the League of Legends universe.

Riot Forge will announce its first game at The Game Awards 2019, which will broadcast live on December 12 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET via YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, Twitter, and various other platforms.

Here is a FAQ on Riot Forge, via its official website:

1. How is Riot Forge different from Riot Games?

Riot Forge is a publishing label within Riot Games that complements Riot’s research and development program. Our focus is to work with experienced studios outside of Riot Games to create bespoke “completable” League of Legends games. These games will be created and developed by our partner studios and published by Riot Forge. Each game we release will expand the League of Legends universe and allow players to experience League like never before.

2. How does Riot Forge work with developers?

We empower our partner studios and enable them to find their own voice within the League of Legends universe. We guide them through the wealth of knowledge built over the last 10 years and help them stay true to League lore or advance it, by finding their own space to tell their story and re-imagine League in their own style.

Throughout the journey, we’ll provide any support from QA, localization, voice-overs, research, marketing, and more, to help get the game into the hands of players and deliver an experience any League fan or otherwise will appreciate and enjoy.

3. Is Riot Forge releasing new games from Riot Games?

Riot Forge is publishing League of Legends games that are developed externally by third-party studios. Our amazing partners are independent studios passionate about working in the League of Legends universe.

4. Which platforms will Riot Forge games release on?

Our games will go wherever players are playing, including: PC, console, and mobile. We want to make sure our games are as accessible as possible, but not every game will be released on all platforms. We aim to ensure that each of our games is designed with the right platform in mind for the best possible player experience.

5. Which developers is Riot Forge working with?

It’s too early to announce our amazing partners, but rest assured they’re already hard at work creating the incredible experiences for our players. Part of the reason we haven’t announced them publicly is to minimize any distractions for them. What we can say is that the studios we’re working with are truly fantastic and super talented. We know they are going to make incredible games!

6. When can I play a Riot Forge game?

Our developers are still early in the process of creating these great games. When they’re a little further along, we’ll announce the games that they are making.

7. I’m a developer—how can I work with you?

We’re super excited to hear that you’re interested in working with us. We’re always happy to chat with potential partners and build up relationships with studios around the world. Please use the “contact us” option, and if we feel it’s a good fit we’ll get back to you with next steps. Your interest and patience is appreciated!

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