In 2017 Free League Publishing released the Coriolis roleplaying game. The sci-fi RPG must have done pretty well for itself, because Free League just made the move to purchase the property outright. It was first developed by a team at Paradox Interactive.
Coriolis was conceived by game designers Mattias Johnsson Haake, Mattias Lilja and Martin Grip, all of whom now work for Free League, so in a sense the game is coming home. “Coriolis was the first ever brand we created from scratch, and it feels fantastic to have the it return to base,” said Johnsson in a released statement.
Coriolis is a science fiction setting set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon. It is a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilizations, both new and old. Here, the First Come colonists of old worship the Icons, while the newly arrived Zenithians pursue an aggressive imperialistic agenda through trade and military power. The Coriolis – The Third Horizon roleplaying game, published by Free League under license from Paradox Interactive, was awarded the ENnies Judges’ Spotlight 2017.
Free League says you can count on follow-up Coriolis projects in the years to come. “Coriolis now joins fantasy franchises Symbaroum and Forbidden Lands in the family of game propertys fully owned by Free League Publishing. This move opens up a wide field of possibilities in the science fiction field for many years to come. We want to thank Paradox Interactive for their stewardship of Coriolis, and our close partnership with them continues for the Crusader Kings boad game,” says Free League CEO Tomas Härenstam.
We’ll let you know what Free League does next with Coriolis.