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Thunderful Video games acquires Somerville studio Jumpship – Destructoid
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Writer Thunderful Video games has introduced that it has entered into an settlement to accumulate British impartial studio Jumpship. The acquisition makes Jumpship the tenth studio to hitch the Thunderful portfolio, and the primary buy for the reason that institution of latest CEO Anders Maiqvist.
“The extent of intrigue that Jumpship has managed to generate for its debut title exhibits you that it is a crew with a deep creative imaginative and prescient,” writes Thunderful Video games’ Agostino Simonetta in a press launch. “Including to our already numerous and completed roster of expertise below the Thunderful Studios’ umbrella is a vital a part of our technique to construct sturdy inside IPs. We stay up for supporting the crew at Jumpship to harness their talent for constructing impactful narrative-driven experiences as they proceed to create implausible titles throughout the Thunderful household.”
Based in 2017 by Chris Olson and PlayDead co-founder Dino Patti, Jumpship’s first launch, Somerville, launches right this moment on November 15 and considerations a younger household’s encounter with an intergalactic invasion. Very like earlier PlayDead hits Limbo and Inside, Somerville sports activities a heavy atmospheric slant, evocative and stylistic visuals, and light-weight platform and puzzle-based challenges.
Dino Patti additionally spoke of their pleasure and confidence within the Thunderful acquisition.
“I really feel actually good concerning the partnership with Thunderful and what it’ll do for Jumpship,” mentioned Patti. “I’ve recognized Agostino for a really very long time and now we have constructed a robust relationship of belief. We’ve been speaking about this chance for round a yr and, over that point, I’ve solely develop into extra satisfied that it is a nice alternative for Jumpship and Thunderful alike.”
Somerville launches right this moment on Xbox, PC, and Xbox Sport Cross.