Nordisk Games acquires Supermassive Games

Nordisk Games, which is an offshoot of Nordisk Film, have bought Supermassive Games outright, having previously invested in around one third of the company. You might be wondering why the name Nordisk Games doesn’t ring many bells and it is because they don’t make games, they just invest in game companies. They have stake in Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Nitro Games, Flashbulb Games, MercurySteam and a few more studios.

Supermassive are rather more familiar, you will know them from the Dark Pictures anthology series and more recently, The Quarry.

“It’s been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future. During that time, we have found that we share a lot of important values with Mikkel and his team, and we believe these values to be equally important to our existing commercial partners who we will continue to support. Having had such a positive experience over the past year it wasn’t a difficult decision when Nordisk Games wanted to explore increasing their investment. We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and Nordisk Games ownership only enhances that. I’m hugely excited about where the security offered by this partnership, and continued access to the expertise within Nordisk Games, will take us next,” said Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games.

”In the year we’ve worked alongside Pete and Joe and the whole Supermassive team, it’s been clear to us the amount of talent, as well as how much potential there is to further develop the kinds of story and narrative-driven games they excel at,” said Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games. “In acquiring 100% of the studio we’ll be able to increase our support to the team, and most importantly, continue the great working relationship we have with them.”

We rather liked The Quarry, scoring it a meaty 8/10 in our review. “Once the sun rises and the bloodbath ends, you’ll be itching to play The Quarry again to see what other outcomes there are. this is Supermassive’s most refined horror game to date, but it just falls short of snatching Until Dawn’s gore-crusted crown,” said Jim.

Source: Press release

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