I haven’t been able to really get into the Dragon Age: Legends Facebook game, but having installed the game on my Facebook account, EA’s got my e-mail address, so they’re pushing info about it to my inbox on a daily basis.
Yesterday, an announcement came over the transom that they’d handed all of the Dragon Age: Legends game’s Flash assets over to an indie developer so he could make a remix game out of them. A re-skinning in reverse, almost. That blew my mind a little bit.
But that’s not the news. The compelling thing here is the idea of re-purposing game assets for an entirely different game developed by an out-of-house developer.
We see lots of remixes in tabletop gaming, of course, but this Dragon Age remix seems pretty groundbreaking for the casual-online game space. It’s worth checking out just to get a sense of the territory they’re exploring here.