TOADMAN ACQUIRES 100% OF THE SHARES IN BRITISH GAMING STUDIO ANTIMATTER GAMES
Stockholm, Sweden – June 18, 2019 – Toadman Interactive AB (publ) has today signed a Share Purchase Agreement which means that Toadman acquires 100% of the shares in Antimatter Games Ltd (“Antimatter”). The studio are FPS experts with a long pedigree of successful games together with Tripwire Interactive, and is currently developing the historic shooter “83”.
Antimatter is a British game studio based in Cornwall, founded in 2013. The studio currently has 20 employees and is led by Rich Barham, who has international experience leading teams from Blizzard in Europe and the US, Bethesda and Riot Games. Rich has been in Antimatter for almost 5 years.
Antimatter has since 2013 worked mainly as consultants on the game series Killing Floor and Rising Storm, which is an expansion to the game series Red Orchestra. These game series have sold millions of copies and have had a high rating from both players and critics. In the latest game Rising Storm 2: Vietnam developed for Tripwire Interactive, Antimatter had the role of the main developer. The game has sold about 1 million copies, has 80% positive ratings on Steam and has 81/100 ratings from 18 game journalists at Metacritic.
Today, Antimatter is hard at work developing their own game project called “83”. It is a historic shooting game that takes place around the Cold War. The first trailer was released in March 2019 and has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people on Youtube and had millions of impressions on other media. ”83” is targeted to be ready for game release in 2021.
The trailer could be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9oyFkXca4
Comments from Managing Director, Rich Barham: – “Today I am pleased to announce that we are starting a new journey with Toadman. For a long time, we have worked on several work-for-hire projects and built an experienced team able to take on larger projects of our own. Our studio has a real passion for the upcoming game ”83” and together with the Toadman team we will be able to reach even further with the game. Toadman has a similar culture to us, so we hope to contribute to their success, as well as being able to help us as a studio. ”
Comments from Toadman’s CEO Robin Flodin: – ”I have been following Antimatter Games for a long time and have been impressed with the games they have been involved in developing. They have many skills that I value highly and which I am convinced can contribute to Toadman’s success. ”83” is also an exciting game that we have evaluated and where we believe there is great potential. After meeting the team in
Cornwall and evaluating them for some time, we have seen that the team is very competent and I look forward to having them be part of building an even stronger Toadman.
About Toadman Interactive AB (publ): The company will mainly carry out the production, marketing and sale of digital and analogue games and related activities. The development of games takes place primarily in Stockholm, but is sold on a global basis. The games are mainly developed for the platforms PC, X-box and Playstation. Toadman Interactive has additional development studios in Norway, Germany and Russia in addition to a full-service marketing agency in Los Angeles.
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