Paradox Interactive Acquires Developer Iceflake Studios

More acquisition news this week as Paradox Interactive announced they have acquired Surviving The Aftermath developer Iceflake Studios. Paradox has been on a bit of a roll lately as they have created their 7th and 8th internal studios with the creation of Paradox Tinto and the acquisition Playrion Studios. This will mark their 9th internal studio as it appears the company will continue to operate with their current staff and will keep producing their game on the schedule they had planned. But now they'll be doing it under the Paradox banner. We have a couple of quotes below from today's announcement as we look forward to seeing if anything new comes of the acquisition.

Paradox Interactive now has nine internal studios through new formations and acquisitions.
Paradox Interactive now has nine internal studios through new formations and acquisitions.

"When we started our discussion with Paradox, we knew that we had a very like-minded approach. Our collaboration with Surviving the Aftermath has been excellent and showed how similar our approach to development is. So when Paradox suggested that we could become part of the family, we were thrilled," said Lasse Liljedahl, Co-Founder and Studio Manager at Iceflake. "It did not hurt that we were fans of Paradox games ourselves, to begin with! This new step helps us to focus on our dream of becoming one of the best developers in the game genres we love so much."

"The collaborative efforts we've shared thus far with Iceflake have given us all the confidence that this is a natural fit," said Charlotta Nilsson, COO at Paradox Interactive. "Surviving the Aftermath fits the Paradox portfolio perfectly, and Iceflake has shown themselves to be the kind of partner who can help us create more titles in our core genres. Turning this relationship into a long-term partnership is an easy decision, and we're eager to share more great games with our audience in the years to come."

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