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THQ Nordic picks up Pieces Interactive

The studio behind Magicka 2 and Kill to Collect is their latest acquisition.

  • Text: Bengt Lemne
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THQ Nordic has been bolstering their development capacity as of late, not just buying IPs, but the studios themselves. Last week, they announced the purchase of German Giana Sisters-outfit Black Forest Games, and today they announced the acquisition of Swedish studio Pieces Interactive.

Pieces Interactive are best known for their work on the Magicka series, specifically Magicka 2, and they released a a co-operative cyberpunk roguelike called Kill to Collect last year.

The acquisition only set the publisher back 2.8 million SEK (£270,000), a modest sum, but then again no big IP came as part of the purchase. Pieces Interactive employs 13 game developers and works out of Skövde in Sweden, a region that has a bustling game development scene as highlighted by Goat Simulator and Battlerite. Pieces Interactive becomes the sixth fully owned studio under THQ Nordic's umbrella.