Supermassive Games has been fully acquired by Danish company Nordisk Games.

The Guildford games developer, which has more than 300 staff, is behind the immersive Dark Pictures Anthology series on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. It also recently released teen horror title The Quarry.

Last year Nordisk – part of one of Scandinavia’s largest media groups, Egmont – took a minority stake of 31% in the business. It is building a portfolio of  games studios in Europe.

Revenues at indie Supermassive, founded in 2008 by Pete Samuels and Joe Samuels, have seen strong growth over recent years.

The studio has received numerous awards for its immersive narrative games, including a BAFTA for PS4 game Until Dawn. 

“It’s been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future,” said CEO Samuels.

“During that time, we have found that we share a lot of important values with [CEO] Mikkel [Weider] and his team, and we believe these values to be equally important to our existing commercial partners who we will continue to support. 

“Having had such a positive experience over the past year it wasn’t a difficult decision when Nordisk Games wanted to explore increasing their investment. We have an exciting and ambitious growth strategy for Supermassive Games and Nordisk Games ownership only enhances that. 

“I’m hugely excited about where the security offered by this partnership, and continued access to the expertise within Nordisk Games, will take us next.”

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Nordisk’s studios include Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Flashbulb Games, Nitro Games and MercurySteam.

“In the year we’ve worked alongside Pete and Joe and the whole Supermassive team, it’s been clear to us the amount of talent, as well as how much potential there is to further develop the kinds of story and narrative-driven games they excel at,” said Weider.

“In acquiring 100% of the studio we’ll be able to increase our support to the team, and most importantly, continue the great working relationship we have with them.”

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