The old thread below is locked presumably due to age so I thought I'd start a new one due to new information.
I run the Master of Magic fans fb group and one of my members has informed me of some interesting activity. A month ago Atari put in application on the MoM trademark which can be seen here:
I don't get it.. Atari went bankrupt.. Frogboy & the Stardock gang go to the sale and get a few licenses but the MoM one was mysteriously missing form the sale.. then a year later Atari come out of bankrupcy and instead of returning to game publishing they go into rubbish casino games and developing the VCS console. So what's with this new application? They sat on that MoM license for like 15 years allowing MoM to rot into near oblivion so why would they want it again when they're not even involved in publishing these days.. or am I missing something here??
As a longtime diehard MoM fan the stories of failed MoM sequels and lost opportunities over the last 2 decades are so frustrating. Even in the fan community there's nothing solid eg Civilization has FreeCiv, Colonization has FreeCol, Master of Orion has FreeOrion and they all have official sequels too of course. MoM has no official sequels and the only fan made remake to come even close was the open source Master of Magic HD Implodes Multiplayer Edition remake which sadly appears to be abandoned by the one guy left working on it.