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Strategy guide publisher Prima Games is shutting down


 

Prima Games, one of the most popular publishers of video game strategy guides, will officially be closing its doors.

The Dorling Kindersley division of Penguin Random House announced the “extremely difficult decision” to discontinue the U.S.-based imprint of Prima Games by spring 2019. Sources that have been affected by the closing have confirmed the news to EGM.

Employees at all three Prima Games offices—Roseville, Indianapolis, and New York—will be affected by the cancellation. It’s unknown when the New York office will close its doors, but Roseville’s will close by mid-November, and a selection of employees at the Indianapolis location will continue to publish material until March 2019.

Prima Games has enjoyed 28 years of success, with millions of strategy guides sold since the company started in 1990. A few of the notable best-sellers for Prima included Myst: The Official Strategy Guide, Secret of Mana Game Secrets, Prince of Persia: The Official Strategy Guide, and a special Sonic the Hedgehog book that was done in collaboration with Sony.

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Strategy guide publisher Prima Games is shutting down

The long-running video game strategy guide publisher Prima Games will be no more by next year.

By Evan Slead | 11/8/2018 05:30 PM PT | Updated 11/8/2018 05:31 PM PT

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Prima Games, one of the most popular publishers of video game strategy guides, will officially be closing its doors.

The Dorling Kindersley division of Penguin Random House announced the “extremely difficult decision” to discontinue the U.S.-based imprint of Prima Games by spring 2019. Sources that have been affected by the closing have confirmed the news to EGM.

Employees at all three Prima Games offices—Roseville, Indianapolis, and New York—will be affected by the cancellation. It’s unknown when the New York office will close its doors, but Roseville’s will close by mid-November, and a selection of employees at the Indianapolis location will continue to publish material until March 2019.

Prima Games has enjoyed 28 years of success, with millions of strategy guides sold since the company started in 1990. A few of the notable best-sellers for Prima included Myst: The Official Strategy Guide, Secret of Mana Game Secrets, Prince of Persia: The Official Strategy Guide, and a special Sonic the Hedgehog book that was done in collaboration with Sony.

Read More


About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.