Yggdrasil has partnered with Black Cow in a deal that will see the open architecture specialist integrate its GDK platform into Yggdrasil’s new GATI solution, enabling global and local studios and game developer partners with instant access to game engines and a rapid route to new markets.

The partnership is the first GDK partner for Yggdrasil’s new publishing division, launched in January 2020, offering customers "the keys to its kingdom," enabling partners to cost effectively and with a short time to market accelerate their business strategies and revenue growth ambitions.

Black Cow will build game engines for best-of-breed studios who join the YG Masters programme. It will achieve this by integrating itGames Development Kit (platform into Yggdrasil’s new Game Adaptation, Tools and Interface solution.

Once complete, studios and game developers who were previously unable to deliver their own game engines will have the fastest and most efficient route to building and distributing content via YG Masters.

The collaboration also means that Black Cow’s existing studio partners can quickly and easily become YG Masters partners, seamlessly porting their games and benefitting from wide distribution and industry leading marketing tools.