Supermassive Games was completely acquired by the Danish company Nordisk Games.
With over 300 employees, game developer Guildford is behind the exciting Dark Pictures Anthology series for PC, Xbox and PlayStation. He also recently released the teen horror The Quarry.
Last year, Nordisk – part of one of the largest media groups in Scandinavia, Egmont – took a minority stake of 31% in the business. It is building a portfolio of game studios in Europe.
Founded in 2008 by Pete Samuels and Joe Samuels, Supermassive, an indie company, has seen strong revenue growth in recent years.
The studio has won numerous awards for its immersive narrative games, including a BAFTA for PS4’s Until Dawn.
“It’s been just over a year since Nordisk Games made its first investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future,” said CEO Samuels.
“During this time, we discovered that we share many important values [CEO] Mikel [Weider] and his team, and we believe these values are equally important to our existing commercial partners, whom we will continue to support.
“With such a positive experience over the past year, it was an easy decision when Nordisk Games wanted to explore the possibility of increasing its investment. We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games, and the ownership of Nordisk Games only furthers this.
“I am very excited about where the security offered by this partnership and continued access to Nordisk Games expertise will take us.”
Nordisk studios include Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Flashbulb Games, Nitro Games and MercurySteam.
“Over the year we’ve worked with Pete and Joe and the entire team at Supermassive, it’s become clear to us just how much talent we have, and how much potential there is to further develop the kinds of story-based and narrative games they do best. in,” Weider said.
“By acquiring 100% of the studio, we will be able to increase our support for the team and, most importantly, continue the good working relationship we have with them.”