THQ Nordic acquires the “Kingdoms of Amalur”-IP – among other assets from 38 Studios

THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property “Kingdoms of Amalur” has been finalized with 38 Studios LLC, based in Providence, RI, US. The deal also covered the acquisition of the “Amalur” – based on the abandoned MMORPG project “Copernicus”. The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria. About Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning The minds of New York…

Black Desert Online Creators Pearl Abyss to Acquire CCP Games, Makers of EVE Online

Today, Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. The deal outlines that CCP Games will continue to operate independently as a developer with studios in Reykjavik, London and Shanghai, while integrating the company’s extensive development and publishing expertise into Pearl Abyss’ operations for all current and future projects. EVE Online is a space-based, persistent world MMO game, developed by CCP’s Reykjavik studio. The game first launched in 2003 and has since gained recognition for its scale…

Graffiti Games to Showcase The King’s Bird, Double Cross and Joggernauts at PAX West 2018

Independent video game publisher, Graffiti Games, revealed today that it is bringing its upcoming titles; The King’s Bird from Serenity Forge, Double Cross from 13AM Games, and Joggernauts from Space Mace, to this year’s PAX West in booth 6716. Attendees will be able to experience hands-on time with the games before their upcoming releases. To celebrate Graffiti’s first attendance at PAX West, the publisher is providing those that visit the booth (6716) a chance to win a PAX West Grand Prize Package that includes a 50-inch television, game keys and…

Gamescom ’18 – World of Tanks AR Hands-on

We all know Wargaming for their World of games. Wargaming started out with World of Tanks, later World of Warplanes (and the 2.0 version) joined the family and the last one joining the World of series is my favourite: World of Warships. World of Tanks has been around for quite some time and you might know every spot on the map, know when to hold, to attack and where to flank an enemy. But sometimes things happen that I just want to see in a replay, that’s why the game…

Neurogaming Showcases World of Tanks VR at gamescom 2018 and opens an office in Amsterdam

Neurogaming is thrilled to announce the release of the latest version of World of Tanks VR at gamescom 2018. The new instalment features two playing modes; team deathmatch or “every man for himself” mode (deathmatch). From 2 up to 8 people can play simultaneously. The newly added map features a bright summer setting and takes players to a fresh location with an ancient castle surrounded by impressive mountains. Hardcore fans will also get to try brand-new vehicle classes. Players can now use light and heavy tanks which have been added…

Wargaming Heads to gamescom 2018 with Plenty to Show Off

— The biggest gaming trade show is nearing with over 350,000 public and business attendees ready to see the past, present and future of video games. Opening on August 21, 2018 for the media and August 22 for all visitors, Wargaming is ready to conquer the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, with a 1000m²+ show floor with entertainment for all, including a stunning stage program, musical numbers, dancers, contests and more. This year is going to be big as Wargaming is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Throughout the booth, there will be…

Nordisk Film invests in Star Stable Entertainment AB

Nordisk Film invests in Star Stable Entertainment AB, the Swedish company behind Star Stable Online, an online MMORPG adventure horse game for girls. Nordisk Film will invest EUR 15 million for a substantial minority ownership share of Star Stable Entertainment AB. Star StableOnline is a vast online multi-player adventure game designed to encourage girls to work together to solve problems and complete challenges as well as explore a large-scale, complex fantasy world from horseback. With more than 14 million registered users in 182 countries, Star Stable is the most popular…

Silicon Valley invests $400K into Norwegian indie developer

Henchman & Goon, an independent game studio based in Bergen, Norway, announced today that Altered Ventures, a Venture Capital fund based in Silicon Valley, has invested over $400,000 in their upcoming game, Pode. This is the first time a Norwegian game studio has received Altered Ventures funding for a project, and Pode has already received accolades, including a People’s Choice Award Nominee for Game Connection in 2018. “For us it was important to find a partner that had experience from the games industry, with the same passion for games that…

Wargaming Alliance Signs Publishing Deal with Mad Head Games

Wargaming Alliance, Wargaming’s third-party publishing unit, announced today it will be publishing a new game developed by Serbian-based game developer Mad Head Games. Founded in 2011 and with offices in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Mad Head Games has become a powerhouse in the casual adventure game genre. Their 141-strong studio has released 36 titles in the hidden object puzzle adventure mold and are ready to step up to their next challenge. A natural fit due to both studios’ player-centric design ethos, Mad Head Games stood out from over 100 developers…