CD Projekt has bought US developer The Molasses Flood

Date Type Companies involved Size
October 25th, 2021 acquisition CD Projekt Red
The Molasses Flood
Not disclosed
CD Projekt has bought US developer The Molasses Flood

Polish games firm CD Projekt has acquired The Flame in the Flood developer The Molasses Flood.

The news was revealed by the Cyberpunk giant on its website, in which it announced it had bought the studio for an undisclosed sum. The Molasses Flood was founded in back in 2014 in Boston by veterans of BioShock maker Irrational. The developer is best-known for roguelike The Flame in the Flood, which made its debut back in 2016.

The studio is not going to be changing its branding and is working on an "ambitious project" based on one of CD Projekt's IP.

“From the inception of The Molasses Flood, it was our goal to create games that touch and inspire people,” The Molasses Flood studio head Forrest Dowling said.

“When CD Projekt approached us about the possibility of working together, we saw an incredible opportunity to reach a much wider audience through a collaboration with a company we love, creating games in worlds we love. We could not be more excited to continue our mission with the support of CD Projekt and their incredibly talented team.”

CD Projekt president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński added: “We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart. The Molasses Flood share our passion for video game development, they’re experienced, quality-oriented, and have great technological insight. I’m convinced they will bring a lot of talent and determination to the Group.”

This is the second studio that CD Projekt has acquired in 2021 following the Cyberpunk 2077 firm buying Canada's Digital Scapes in March of this year. At that time, the Polish games company said that it was looking to diversify its operation and have more than one title in the works at a time.

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