Thunderful acquires Early Morning Studio

Indie mobile game developer Early Morning is the fourth studio Thunderful has acquired this year.
Thunderful has acquired mobile game studio Early Morning.

Swedish game group Thunderful Group has added Swedish mobile game developer Early Morning Studio to its team. The price of the acquisiton was not disclosed.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the mobile developer is known for the mobile RPG Vampire’s Fall: Origins with over 10 million players and Champions of Avan games. It is also known that the company is currently working on Vendir: Plague of Lies.

After the acquisition, there will be no changes in Early Morning’s management and staff. The company will continue to be managed by its founders, Emir Kuljanin and Kristian Andersson, while its current 17 employees will continue their duties in the company.

Thunderful continues its publishing and development activities primarily for PC and console. While the process is ongoing on the mobile side for the company’s Super Meat Boy Forever, the acquisition of a mobile game developer shows that the work for the mobile platform will continue.

Brjánn Sigurgeirsson, CEO of Thunderful Group, said in a statement on the subject:

“Early Morning Studio is an exciting company that brings a lot of value to Thunderful. We’re always looking for studios with an established record of putting out great games and Early Morning Studio is a prime example of that. Their mobile expertise will help support us as we continue to grow mobile alongside our console and PC business. Adding their knowledge of how to make engaging free-to-play titles to Thunderful will be a huge advantage in a segment that has a bright future ahead.”

This year, Thunderful acquired Bridge Constructor publisher Headup Games, Spanish developer Stage Clear Studios, and game consulting firm Robot Teddy. Early Morning is the fourth studio the company has acquired this year.

Emir Kuljanin, co-founder and CEO of Early Morning Studio, said:

“We’re really excited to be joining Thunderful. Having Thunderful’s support gives us the backing we need to realise our creative vision with the exciting mobile projects we have in the works. We’re delighted to be able to draw on their vast knowledge and experience to help us create the best games possible as we continue to develop and self-publish our titles.”

After the acquisition, it is possible to say that Thunderful will make a name for itself in the mobile game industry. With the power of Early Morning Studio, the company aims to create successful mobile games.

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