Big Blue Bubble had difficulty finding a publisher for The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
, its newly announced DS adaptation of the Fighting Fantasy
book series, before finally discovering Aspyr Media
. Damir Slogar, the developer's CEO, told CVG
(who also has the first screens of the game) that other publishers expressed a lack of interest in the game based on its platform."Everyone we showed the game loved it but the 'big guys' like EA, Ubi or Activision were not interested in DS only titles," Slogar said.
That attitude is no surprise from the massively multiplatform EA and Activision, but it's unusual coming from Ubisoft, which has the DS-exclusive COP: The Recruit
on the way and has made a pile of money from the infamous, primarily DS-based Petz