Supermassive Games acquired by Nordisk Games

Supermassive Games acquired by Nordisk Games
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Danish company Nordisk has acquired Supermassive Games, the developer behind Until Dawn and, more recently, The Quarry.

Nordisk has quietly bought quite a few studios. It owns Avalanche Games, who made Mad Max and Just Cause. And Nordisk is part-owner of Raw Fury (Call of the Sea) and MercurySteam (Metroid Dread).

Nordisk already owned a 30.7 per cent stake in Supermassive, as of 2021. Now it has the full 100 per cent. Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games, said:

“It’s been a little over a year since Nordisk Games made an initial investment in Supermassive Games and our vision for the future. During that time, we have found that we share a lot of important values with Mikkel 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,” said Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games.”

The most recent game that Supermassive made was The Quarry, which had its moments. Here and there. In VideoGamer’s review of the game, I said:

“These nitpicks are nothing worth howling about, really. Far more damning is the fact that The Quarry, though happily thronged with beasts, is barren of scares. I say this not as a hardened veteran, with chilled corn syrup in the veins, but as a proud, card-carrying wuss.”