Petr Murmak is CEO of Czech Games Edition, the board game and video game publisher that has delivered worldwide hits such as Galaxy Trucker, Through the Ages, The Lost Ruin of Arnak, and one of the most successful board games in history—Codenames. This party game sold more than 11 million copies and was translated in 44 languages.
SOME OF THE GAMES Petr WORKED ON
Between two worlds
A lot of people perceive board games and video games as—more or less—two separated worlds. But is that right? How distinctive are both worlds? On the one hand, using a mobile companion or gadget application is becoming more and more common in the board game world. On the other hand, you can find a lot of digital implementations of well-known board games on Steam, GOG, Google Play, and the AppStore. Both worlds are getting closer and closer, and not just due to the pandemic. How could gamers benefit from this, and what could one industry offer to another?