This is a few question done to Erwin the Hazgaard Editions CEO by JE blog.
The interview is in french and portuguese! Any one help me with the translation to english? I give 5 GG for the translater!
Here you go :
Q : What do you hope to reach with the project with Antoine Bauza Pocket Rockets?
A : We are expecting a lot of this project with Antoine! Actually, PR is a new format in our line of games which we would like to see being developped. We would love to be able to release a collection of small and fast games in the price range between 10 and 20€. As it's the first time we're working with Antoine, this allows us to "test" this relationship as we have one of his bigger games in our queue.
Q : What is your biggest selling game?
A: Our biggest selling game has to be "Okko", a tactical boardgame that has been inspired by a French comic with the same name. We've released this game in many different countries (who sometimes knew the comic. It helps if the comic is known but is not an essential factor) : France, USA, Germany and Italy. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a release within Portugal.
Currently, we've released a first (small) expansion for Okko and a second one, bigger than the first and more important as it contains rules for magic (will be released before the summer).
Q : What does the future hold in store for Hazgaard Editions?
A : We've moving ahead at lightspeed it seems, keeping ourselves busy with the development proces on 4 or 5 (harder) games (at the same time)! We are planning on releasing Antoine's Bauza's second game during the beginning of 2010. Meanwhile, we are currently editing a game with a theme based around a Mafia-family in the 90'ies. It's by the authors of CIA/KGB: The Cold War (Fantasy Flight Games) and should be released in October (during the fair in Essen). And hopefully, we'll also be able to release a third expansion for Okko before the end of this year.
Q : Will you be at Essen? Which new games will you present?
A : ... absolutely! This will be the first time we will be present at Essen. Along with several other French publishers, you will us around Asmodee.