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Nordisk Games snaps up 30.7% stake in Supermassive

Date Type Companies involved Size
March 29th, 2021 investment Nordisk Games
Supermassive Games
Not disclosed
Nordisk Games snaps up 30.7% stake in Supermassive

Denmark's Nordisk Games has invested in UK developer Supermassive.

In a release, the firm said that it has bought 30.7 per cent of the games studio, best-known for PS4-exclusive Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology horror series. The actual size of the deal isn't known.

“We are delighted to have Nordisk Games alongside Supermassive for what we are sure will be very exciting times ahead," Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels said.

"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."

Nordisk Games MD Mikkel Weider (pictured) added: ”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. 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.”

This is the latest big bet that Nordisk has made in games. In December 2020, the firm snapped up 40 per cent of Spacelords developer MercurySteam and bought Rage 2 and Just Cause creator Avalanche Studios back in 2018.

That same year, the firm also invested $5.5 million in indie label Raw Fury and $18 million into the developer of Star Stable Online.

In 2018, we caught up with Weider to discuss why Nordisk was going big on games.


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