Amplifier Game Invest, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, fully acquires Silent Games, a UK based studio founded by Sally Blake and Joseph Rogers, experienced developers and award-winning mentors within the British game development scene. The acquisition marks the first investment by Amplifier Game Invest in the British Isles, one of the strongest hubs for Game Development in the world. “Silent Games embodies the kind of company we love to support.
Today is a huge day for us at Amplifier Game Invest As part of the large Q1 report from our parent company Embracer Group, we at Amplifier Game Invest have had a large number of announcements. In this post, we will try to summarize the media drop and show how we have been expanding our offering and our capacity during the last 3 months. To start off, we have acquired
Amplifier, together with Embracer Group, fully acquires the 10 person strong game development studio Vermila Studios. With this acquisition, Amplifier Game Invest extends its existing network of highly creative game studios and is looking forward to a very fruitful, long-term partnership with the Spanish studio. “The team impressed us from the start with their high ambition and their gorgeous graphics. We are always happy when we find a team so
Amplifier Game Invest acquires Rare Earth Games, a new Vienna-based game studio. Amplifier, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, acquires Austria-based Rare Earth Games, founded by a team of highly experienced industry veterans. The acquisition marks the first investment by Amplifier Game Invest in Austria, and Rare Earth Games will focus on action-packed multiplayer game titles for PC, Consoles and Cloud services. “There are times when we meet a group of
Amplifier Game Invest increases its ownership in Kavalri Games. Amplifier Game Invest, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, increases its ownership share in Kavalri Games, a Stockholm-based game studio, currently developing Equestrian the Game. With this increased investment, Amplifier Game Invest solidifies its long term support for the studio, and ensures that the team can hire the staff needed for a successful launch.The investment amounts to 6 million SEK (680k USD).
Amplifier Game Invest acquires Palindrome Interactive. Amplifier, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, acquires the remaining 50% of the shares in Palindrome Interactive, a 14 person strong game studio located in Skövde, Sweden. The acquisition makes Palindrome Interactive a fully owned subsidiary of Amplifier Game Invest. “Palindrome Interactive is a fantastic example of how we want to operate: We find a talented team with high ambitions and big dreams, we support
Amplifier Game Invest hires Mikael Rudberg and Tim Glaus. Amplifier Game Invest, a subsidiary of Embracer Group, is expanding its team of experienced Executive Producers and Business Development staff by hiring Mikael Rudberg and Tim Glaus. Mikael Rudberg joins Amplifier after 8 years at Electronic Arts, where he has been Senior Development Director at EA DICE, Motive Studios and Ghost Games, for titles like Battlefield V, Mass Effect Andromeda, Battlefront
We at Amplifier Game Invest are very happy to announce that the world-wide Women in Games organization ( http://www.womeningames.org/ ) has made our Executive Producer Linn-Marie Edlund an Ambassador. Women in Games (WIGJ) is a non-profit organisation that seeks a games industry, culture and community, free of gender discrimination, where full equality of opportunity, treatment and conditions empowers all women to achieve their full potential, and we at Amplifier
AMPLIFIER GAME INVEST EXPANDS TO NORTH AMERICA, ESTABLISHES A NEW SEATTLE STUDIO: C77 ENTERTAINMENT The new game development studio, C77 Entertainment in Seattle, is the latest addition to the Amplifier Game Invest portfolio and an expansion onto the North American market for the company. The team will focus on big-action experiences for PC and console players. “We found an opportunity to set up a new studio together with Mattias Kylén
Amplifier Game Invest, an Embracer Group subsidiary, opens a new Game Development Studio in Gothenburg: River End Games. The new studio will be based on a new investment model, a new approach to the market. The model aims to attract experienced, talented game developers, to let them shape the creative vision, while Amplifier Game Invest and Embracer Group provides the funding and support. This creates new opportunities for creativity, for
John Wikberg has worked 15 years within the games industry, in roles covering QA Lead, Game Designer, Producer and Development Director. John has most recently worked at Electronic Arts Gothenburg, as producer and development director on the four most recent Need for Speed titles. With his strong eye for both product quality and production planning, he assists our game studios to make their games better and their production pipelines more efficient
Who is Gabriella Kalteneckar:
Gabriella Kalteneckar comes from a role as Founder, COO and Operations Manager at Arclight and several years as IT-manager, project coordinator and Team leader, and will shoulder the task of organizing, directing and coordinating the internal projects of Amplifier Game Invest. Her broad background will allow her to help build a stronger team and prepare the Amplifier organization for future growth.
Who is Denis Ferrier:
Denis Ferrier comes most recently from a role as Senior Vice President for Business Development at Green Man Gaming, after being Head of Business Development at CI Games and running the newly-created publishing label United Label, where he published games such as indie darling Röki. Before that, Denis worked over 5 years at Bandai Namco, working with titles such as the Dark Souls and Project Cars series.
Who is Lawrence Poe:
A 22 year game industry veteran, Lawrence Poe has a background in product development and leadership. During his 13 years at Funcom, in roles including Design Director, Director of Publishing, and most recently serving as Chief Product Officer, Lawrence oversaw productions such as Conan Exiles and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.
Lawrence’s Role at Amplifier:
As Director of Product Development, Lawrence heads up our Production Services, adding several new dimensions to the Amplifier Game Invest offering, and closely supports the growing number of Partner Studios within the Amplifier Group.
For the last 15 years, game veteran Per-Arne helmed Gothia Science Park, making Skövde one of Scandinavia’s most important game development hubs. In January 2018 he joined Goodbye Kansas Game Invest as new CEO.
Linn-Marie have previously worked with Project Management, Inclusion and Diversity within Game Industry projects in northern Sweden, as well as being Project Manager and Marketing Director for Nordsken, one of the largest game festivals in Scandinavia
Henrik has over 20 years of experience as a programmer in the games and graphics industry. Having worked at AAA studios like Ion Storm and Ghost Games/EA, as well as world leading iGaming developers like NetEnt, Henrik brings a lot of technical expertise and experience to the team. He is a frequent conference speaker on the topics of Creative Culture and Prototyping, and is an organizer of “IGDA Sweden”.
Dan has more that 14 years industry experience as an producer and project manager, having led teams and game productions ranging from Capcom, EA/Crytek, Warner Brothers to Avalanche Studios self-published the Hunter series. He currently holds positions in several educational boards and frequently coaches studio start-ups.
Tim Glaus has previously been working at different investment companies and was very active as a founder, investor and COO in the Swiss start up and game investment scene. Tim has built companies like Alethena, and acted as a strategic advisor to several game developers. With a background in economics and finance and with a solid mix of market analysis and business savvy, Tim will boost and broaden the Amplifier Game Invest team’s business intelligence and business development efforts.
Kalle has 20 years experience within finance, accounting and controlling. For the last 8 years, he’s been working in the Swedish media industry, working at high profile companies like the award winning VFX and Graphics company Goodbye Kansas and the live-TV production company Baluba.