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Daedalic Entertainment hires entire team at Klonk Games to open new studio in Munich

Daedalic Entertainment hires entire team at Klonk Games to open new studio in Munich

German game developer and publisher Daedalic has opened a new studio in Munich to increase its development capabilities.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the company has hired the entire team at Klonk Games to establish the new office, Daedalic Games Bavaria. This is not considered an acquisition, however – the eight-man team will complete existing contracts, and then its studio will shut down entirely.

Daedalic COO Stephan Harms will take on the role of CEO at the new studio, while Klonk CEO Oliver Machek will be the studio head. The team will work under the guidance of Deponia designer Jan 'Poki' Müller-Michaelis on a new game.

Finding the right team

"The main aspect for us was finding the right team for Poki to work on his new game," said Daedalic COO Stephen Harms.

"We haven't been able to allocate the resources needed in one of the existing offices, due to other projects in the making. We knew Klonk Games had a very talented team, we talked about it and found an agreement quickly."

It's unclear what exactly the new game will be, but give Daedalic's past, it's more than likely to be a point-and-click adventure for PC. With Müller-Michaelis at the helm, one can assume it would be a comedic title in a similar vein to Deponia.


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