Keywords snaps up Canada's Snowed In Studios

Keywords snaps up Canada's Snowed In Studios

Another week, another purchase by tech and service giant Keywords Studios.

This time around the firm has snapped up Snowed In Studios for an undisclosed amount from its prior owners, Jean-Sylvain Sormany, Tim Vito and Evan Hahn.

The Canadian game maker was set up in 2010 in Ottawa, and has worked with the likes of Ubisoft and Bethesda.

"The addition of Snowed In to the Group will add strength and scale to our recently established engineering service line and enable Snowed In to take advantage of the Group's very strong presence in the region to support its growth," Keywords chief Andrew Day said.

"Having grown the engineering service line from nothing in May 2017, we now employ over 300 software engineers in multiple regions, and I'm delighted that Jean-Sylvain, Tim, Evan and their highly talented and creative team are joining the Group as we continue to grow."

Snowed In studio head Jean-Sylvain Sormany added: "We are very excited about the acquisition of Snowed In Studios by Keywords as it will strengthen the gaming sector in Ottawa by having a large key player setting foot in the region. It means stability, growth and more opportunities for talents to continue fostering in our local industry. "

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