W. Eric Martin
Gordon and Fraser Lamont of Fragor Games have issued this pictorial press release to announce their next title:
While a Wallace & Gromit game — or perhaps a design based on multiple Aardman Animations titles — might seem like an April Fools' Day joke, Gordon Lamont has assured me that it's not, stating that he and Fraser were at the Aardman Animations studio in Bristol to play the game on the afternoon of March 31, after which they were given the okay to announce the license. Adds Gordon, "Nearest Fragor ever got to an April Fool was to post a picture of a white box with white cards and call it 'Snow Tails: Blizzard Edition'!"
Further evidence comes from the September 2016 announcement by the Lamonts that they wouldn't have a game for release at SPIEL 2016. To quote part of that announcement:
We got the opportunity in 2010 of working with a particular license. For reasons unrelated to us, it did not go further at that time. Now, with the advent of Kickstarting, the opportunity of using the license became possible again around last Essen. This makes a change for 2016 in how we will finance/sell the game. It means that our 2016 game will be Kickstarted rather than sold at Essen...
In the near future, we will make a major announcement regarding a license. We are absolutely thrilled to be involved with it.
This is now their 2017 game, of course, but so be it. Congrats to Jez Overton for calling it correctly, and I can't wait to see Gordon looking shifty in a giant penguin outfit at SPIEL 2017!