Paradox Interactive Acquires Airlines Manager Developer

Playrion Game Studio Joins the Paradox Family

Paradox Interactive has announced the acquisition of Airlines Manager developer Playrion Game Studio as part of its initiative to bring more game developers under its umbrella.

"Adding Playrion to our roster allows us to continue expanding our business in new areas, and bring more of our IPs to mobile,” Paradox COO Charlotta Nilssonsaid in a press release. "We’re always thrilled when we find teams who want to make the kind of games we’d like to make ourselves. Playrion is a natural addition to the Paradox family, and we’re delighted to have them joining us."

 
 

On the off chance you're unfamiliar with this game, Airlines Manager is a free-to-play mobile game that's exactly what it says on the tin: it's all about managing your own airline. The game originally started as a student project before moving on to a commercial release, and it's hard to argue against its success: more than ten million people have played the game on Android and iOS since it launched in 2013.

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What's In Store For Airlines Manager?

Playrion's Airlines Manager has undoubtedly been a success, but the Paradox acquisition might mean some changes for the future. According to the company's founder, it looks like they'll be expanding to new horizons.

"For almost five years, Playrion has experienced exponential growth thanks to our very talented team, and without a doubt, we’ll be able to push things even further with Paradox Interactive on our side," enthused Playrion's Founder Benjamin Cohen. "This is the best opportunity we ever had to improve the experience of our players and to deliver better games."

Some interesting new games are sure to develop as a result of this acquisition. For now, you can play Airlines Manager for free on Android via Google Play and iOS via iTunes.

Have you had a chance to play Airlines Manager? What do you think of the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!