Romark Entertainment acquire film / TV rights to RPG SLA IndustriesComments Off
Romark Entertainment has acquired the film and television rights to the critically acclaimed role-playing game, SLA Industries, from publisher Nightfall Games. As part of the acquisition, Romark and SLA Industries creators Dave Allsop and Jared Earle are also announcing a partnership that will see the two sides come together under one banner to focus exclusively on the expansion of the 20-year running series into the comic book, video game and art worlds.
Independently released in 1993, SLA Industries is set in a futuristic dystopia where players, wielding advanced weaponry and arcane abilities, take on the roles of Operatives working for an omnipresent and ruthless corporation hellbent on controlling the universe. In the game, appearance, style and branding are emphasized just as much as combat, politics and subterfuge. After the overwhelming success of their first year on the market, the franchise was picked up by Magic: The Gathering creators, Wizards of the Coast, and was intended to be their follow up franchise before the focus at Wizards shifted away from role-playing games and into collectible card games. In 1997 Allsop and Earle reacquired the series from Wizards and returned to the independent market, releasing another 10 books over the following decade, and allowing SLA Industries to become one of the longest-running, and most resilient role-playing franchises in history.
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