Game News The Quarry: Supermassive Games is changing hands!
The Danish firm Nordisk Games is buying 100% of the shares of Supermassive Games, the publisher behind The Quarry, The Dark Pictures, Until Dawn…
Nordisk Games already owned part of Supermassive Gameswe have just learned that the Danish firm had bought out the entire publisher of The Quarry.
Supermassive Games goes under the Danish banner
Last year, we announced our partnership with Nordisk Games.
Today we are delighted to inform you of the complete acquisition of Supermassive Games by Nordisk Games. Exciting times are ahead!
Nordisk Games is not at its first attempt. The Danish firm, subsidiary of Nordisk Film (within the Egmont group) already held Avalanche Studios Group and Flashbulb Gamesas well as a majority share of Star Stable Entertainment and Nitro Gamesand shares in MercurySteam. After having acquired a third of the shares of Supermassive Games last year, Nordisk went further by buying back the whole from the British publisher.
Nordisk Film Subsidiary Acquires Narrative Game Studio
Supermassive Games has been founded in 2008 by Pete and Joe Samuels. If the British studio was so far always independentit had taken on a completely different size over time, now arriving at more than 300 developers. Known in particular for its narrative games, Supermassive Games had been acclaimed for Until Dawn, which even received the 2016 BAFTA of the best original property. Since then, with the The Dark Pictures franchise, of which they are the creators and ownersand more recently The Quarry, Supermassive has made a name for itself in the industry, and in the hearts of many gamers.
It’s been just over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future. During this time, we have found that we share many important values with Mikkel and his team, and we believe these values are equally important to our existing business partners whom 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 the ownership of Nordisk Games only reinforces that. I’m extremely excited about where the security afforded by this partnership and continued access to Nordisk Games’ expertise will take us next.
Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games
In the year we’ve worked alongside Pete and Joe and the entire Supermassive team, we’ve come to understand the amount of talent, as well as the potential there is, to further develop the types of stories and narrative games in which they excel. By acquiring 100% of the studio, we will be able to increase our support for the team and, above all, continue the excellent working relationship we have with them.
Mikkel Weider, CEO of Nordisk Games
Source : Supermassive Games
This new financial security for Supermassive Games should allow them to support The Quarry, but above all to project themselves serenely on their next projects. The first of these should be The Dark Picture: The Devil In Me, scheduled for this fall and already available for pre-order.