In their non-stop quest to purchase every video game related company under the sun, Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic (that was also known as THQ Nordic, it’s weird) have acquired 13 video game related companies, with some big acquisitions to boot.
Who Have They Bought Now?
One of the biggest acquisitions announced today is the Polish firm Flying Wild Hog, who are responsible for the Shadow Warrior reboot series. Currently, the team are working on four new projects for a variety of publishers, including the upcoming Shadow Warrior 3 with Devolver Digital. Elsewhere in the acquisitions are 34BigThings, the developers behind Redout, and Zen Studios, who develop the Pinball FX series.
Another huge purchase for Embracer is Purple Lamp Studios, who THQ Nordic have already collaborated on this year SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. In the press release, it’s noted that Purple Lamp “will continue working as a development studio exclusively focusing on titles for THQ Nordic and continuing developing premium games related to licensed IPs”, with two games already confirmed to be in development.
Here’s the full list of acquisitions, and what they’re best known for:
– 34BigThings (Redout)
– A Thinking Ape Entertainment (free-to-play games like CasinoX and Kingdoms at War)
– Coffee Stain North (Goat Simulator)
– Flying Wild Hog (Shadow Warrior)
– IUGO Mobile Entertainment (The Walking Dead: Road to Survival)
– Mad Head Games (lots of hidden object games for PC and mobile)
– Nimble Giant Entertainment (Champions of Regnum and Quantum League)
– Purple Lamp Studios (Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated)
– Quantic Lab (QA team)
– Sandbox Strategies (PR firm)
– Silent Games (working on their debut IP, which is a co-op franchise set to debut in 2023)
– Snapshot Games – (Phoenix Point, and they’ll be expanding Pheonix Point going forward, along with working on new IP)
– Zen Studios (Pinball FX)
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