THQ Nordic has acquired Gunfire Games, the company announced.
Gunfire Games is the developer behind the Darksiders series, Chronos, and From Other Suns, and has worked with THQ Nordic as a long-term development partner in the past. It was founded in 2014 by alumni developers of Vigil Games.
The acquisition includes the development studio, which is made up of 63 staff members, as well as its portfolio of existing intellectual property and “exciting new game pipeline.”
“With the acquisition of Gunfire Games we are strengthening THQ Nordic’s footprint in the US and are adding an experienced and talented development team that we know very well from having collaborated on Darksiders,” THQ Nordic group CEO Lars Wingefors said in a press release. “Gunfire will contribute with premier development expertise to the group with realizable synergies from day one. It is with great anticipation of future projects we now welcome the team to the THQ Nordic family.”
Gunfire Games CEO David Adams added, “Having worked together on the development of Darksiders, we are confident that becoming part of THQ Nordic is a great next step for Gunfire. I believe that the experience and publishing capabilities of THQ Nordic will be important in supporting our growth journey and enabling us to continue doing what we love—making great games. We are excited to continue working together going forward.”