Sci Fi Channel Partners with Acclaim For Casual GamesS

Sci Fi has partnered with Accalim Games and ZooKazoo to develop a series of online science fiction and fantasy games for their website.

The first game, Tales of Magic, is expected to launch on SciFi.com this spring. The deal is an offshoot of Sci Fi Ventures, a subsidiary of the television channel that hopes to transform the channel into a "global lifestyle brand."

Acclaim will be creating an exclusive Sci Fi label to jointly develop new games with plans to "extend these properties to other platforms, products and forms of media."

I'd be much happier about the deal's prospects if their first game were something bigger, like a Battlestar Galatica title.

Sci Fi Launches Ventures for New Games, Online Destinations [AWN, via Twitter]