Today, Paradox Interactive announced that it had acquired Triumph Studios, the development studio that created the Age of Wonders and Overlord series.
“Triumph Studios is a developer of our own heart. They are world-leading within their niche and have built a large and dedicated community over the years, counting quite a few Paradox employees among their hardcore fans. We have great faith in Lennart, Arno and the Triumph team, and our main focus now is to ensure that they can continue to create their magic under new ownership,”The Age of Wonders series, Triumph Studios' most successful series, has sold in excess of one million copies to date. It is also important to note that the current team and management will remain intact at Triumph Studios, with all ongoing projects remaining in development to be published by Paradox Interactive.
-- Fredrik Wester, CEO at Paradox Interactive.
“We have been approached by others before with an interest to acquire us, but this is not merely a business transaction for us. This is a liaison with a partner that can help us grow sustainably by ensuring the stability and continuity needed for us to do more of what we do best - develop some of the best turn-based strategy games on the market today. Paradox is a good match for us both culturally and games-wise. They get it. It’s as simple as that, and we are extremely excited about the acquisition,”For more information, be sure to check out Paradox's already aired Twitch stream, with Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester and Triumph CEO Lennart Sas.
-- Lennart Sas, CEO and co-founder of Triumph Studios.
Quick TakeThis... actually makes a ton of sense. From what I remember, Age of Wonders 3 took so long to arrive due to a lack of funding, so with Paradox Interactive's funding and relative hands-off approach to developing games, this could really be a matchup worth getting excited about. I never really got into Age of Wonders 3, (or the genre itself, really) but I did enjoy my time while playing it and I can see why Paradox would want to invest in Triumph Studios. If you were to put me down for anything, put me down for 'cautiously excited.' I'm very much interested seeing how this purchase bears fruit.
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