SANTA ANA, Calif., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicalis Inc., developer and publisher of such video games as Cave Story, 1001 Spikes and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, announced today that it has acquired two talented and diverse game development studios: Irvine, California-based SuperVillain Studios and Cowboy Color of Eugene, Oregon.
"We're super-excited about these new additions to Nicalis," says Nicalis Executive Producer and CEO Victor Rodriguez. "Their creativity and knowledge of the art form will help us to achieve more of our long-term goals."
Founded in 2004, SuperVillain Studios developed a variety of original games and high-profile ports on consoles, handhelds, PC and mobile platforms. Among its more notable projects are Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony, Endless Skater, Order Up! and many of the games in Activision's Tony Hawk series. "We couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the Nicalis team," says SuperVillain Studios founder Chris Rausch. "We're looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship...and tons of great games, of course!"
Cowboy Color was founded in 2015, but in less than two years its team has produced a surprising number of retro-inspired games, including Legend of Ball, Handsome Mr. Frog and the frenetic multiplayer deathmatch game ChargeShot. "Becoming a part of Nicalis… it's a perfect fit," says Cowboy Color's founder Britt Brady. Cullen Dwyer, also a founder of the studio, adds, "It's a great honor to be in the company of games like Cave Story and 1001 Spikes."
SuperVillain Studios has integrated with Nicalis' internal development team, and together they have already commenced development of an all-new yet-to-be-announced game. And Cowboy Color has been developing an exciting new side-scrolling action/shooting game tentatively called Sgt. Saturn, which will be released under the Nicalis brand.
"This is a milestone for our company," says Rodriguez. "We look forward to great things from our growing team."
About Nicalis, Inc.
Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher with a proven track record that includes well-polished games like Cave Story, 1001 Spikes and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. For more info, e-mail [email protected].
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