Nordisk Games, the Danish games investment group, has announced an equity investment in Supermassive Games, the BAFTA-winning independent game developer best known for critically acclaimed games Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures anthology.
Nordisk will hold 30.7 per cent ownership of Supermassive Games. This is their first investment in a UK studio and only the second outside of the Nordics, as the group looks to invest in more European studios.
Nordisk Games is owned by entertainment company Nordisk Film, a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group. In recent years, Nordisk Games has built a high growth portfolio of minority and majority-owned game studios, including Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Raw Fury and MercurySteam.
Check out Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes teaser trailer:
“We are delighted to have Nordisk Games alongside Supermassive for what we are sure will be very exciting times ahead,” says Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels. “From the moment Joe and I met with Martin (Walfisz) and Mikkel (Weider), we were convinced that Nordisk would be great partners for us, and we feel privileged to welcome Nordisk Games’ expertise to our board. Our companies share a passion for delivering beautiful games with stories that emotionally engage, and we are very much looking forward to working closely with them and their colleagues at Nordisk Film and Egmont.”
”What impressed us about the team at Supermassive – beyond their obvious talent and creativity – was their openness to collaboration and their vision for building the best possible narrative games,” says Nordisk Games managing director Mikkel Weider. “In our opinion, there are few studios better at creating rich, narrative-driven games, built around unique stories and IPs. It’s a great opportunity for us, and we can’t wait to work alongside Pete, Joe and the whole Supermassive team as they develop more incredible games in their unique style.”
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