Supermassive Games acquired by Nordisk Games

The British game studio behind games like The Quarry and Until Dawn, announced today that they have been acquired by Nordisk Games.

The quarry

The British game studio behind choice-based games like The Quarry and Until Dawn, announced today that they have been acquired by Nordisk Games.

Supermassive Games is one of the biggest and buzziest game studios at the moment. Their newest release, The Quarry, has been warmly received by critics and players alike. 

The game centres on a group of camp counsellors as they get stuck at the camp and something terrifying lurks in the darkness, forcing them to suddenly fight for their lives. Similar to previous Supermassive Games titles, like Until Dawn and Man From Medan, The Quarry’s gameplay is mostly based on choices the player has to make which will lead to different outcomes. 

Nordisk Games, which has now fully acquired Supermassive Games, already had a 30.7% stake in the company, which it got in 2021. The acquisition was announced today in a blog post by Supermassive Games. 

Until Dawn

Rami Malek in Until Dawn

“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, the CEO of Supermassive Games, who founded the company with Joe Samuels.

”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.

The Copenhagen-based Nordisk Games also recently acquired Avalanche Studios and MercurySteam, cementing their place as a massive player in the gaming world. The gaming industry is fast developing, with Xbox partnering with Samsung for cloud-based gaming and consoles looking like they might be a thing of the past, so Nordisk Games’ acquisition of Supermassive and their brand of games is certainly big news. 

Supermassive Games is currently developing The Devil In Me, which will close out the first so-called season of their Dark Pictures series of games. The game reportedly stars Jessie Buckley and is expected to launch later this year.

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