Copenhagen-based Nordisk Games is expanding its portfolio of successful game studios with a minority ownership share of Supermassive Games, the BAFTA-winning, independent game developer best known for the critically acclaimed games Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology. Nordisk will hold 30.7% ownership of Supermassive Games.
Founded in 2008, Supermassive Games is a privately held, independent developer creating a variety of games that now employs over 200 talented developers that share the studio’s love of high-end production values and cinematic excellence. Supermassive Games has received numerous awards over recent years, including a BAFTA for Until Dawn, and recently launched The Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of standalone cinematic horror games.
Nordisk Games is owned by entertainment company Nordisk Film, which is 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 that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Raw Fury, and MercurySteam. Supermassive Games will be the ninth addition to the portfolio and is Nordisk Games’ first investment in the UK.
“We are delighted to have Nordisk Games alongside Supermassive for what we are sure will be very exciting times ahead. 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”, Pete Samuels, CEO Supermassive Games.
”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,” said Mikkel Weider, Managing Director of Nordisk Games. “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.”
About Nordisk Games
Based in Copenhagen, Nordisk Games makes equity investments in European game studios. Nordisk Games has built a portfolio of developers that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment. Raw Fury, RETO MOTO, Nitro Games, Flashbulb Games, MercurySteam, and Kogama.com. Nordisk Games is owned by Nordisk Film, one of the world’s oldest film companies. It produces award-winning film and TV series, operates cinema chains in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden is behind PlayStation in the Nordics and Baltic countries and brings digital gift card solutions to the market. Nordisk Film is a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group.
About Supermassive Games
Founded in 2008, Supermassive Games is a BAFTA-winning, independent game developer with a reputation for innovation in both storytelling and VR. Supermassive Games is best known for the critically acclaimed PS4 hit Until Dawn and the recently launched The Dark Pictures Anthology. The latter is a series of stand-alone horror games for PS4, Xbox, and PC. The studio has received numerous awards, including a BAFTA for Until Dawn, and was included on the prestigious Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 lists in 2013. The studio also works with GamesAid, other charities, and educational establishments.