Annapurna Interactive has acquired South African studio 24 Bit Games, a studio that focuses on co-development with other teams and have a solid technical grasp on the Unity Engine. 24 Bit Games recently made the announcement that it was under new management, confirming its new adventure joining one of the leading indie publishers in the industry.
24 Bit Games’ portfolio is quite impressive, having assisted in the development of acclaimed games such as Terra Nil, Cocoon, A Memoir Blue, Twelve Minutes, Neon White, Maquette and much more. After a long shared working relationship, Annapurna Interactive announced that it was happy to bring 24 Bit Games under its wing.
24 Bit Games wrote on its website:
“Both parties are elated and we are immensely pleased to make this partnership social-media-official. Over the years of working with the fine folks at Annapurna, we have come to know them as wise and kindhearted, inspiring and inspired in equal measure. Their values align closely with our own and while this partnership may seem too perfect to you, from our perspective it is simply an organic and inevitable growth from our current relationship into its new beautiful lepidopterous form.”
“Annapurna has been working with 24 Bit for many years, and we value not only the caliber of their work, but their team as well,” said Deborah Mars, co-head of Annapurna Interactive. “They’ve always shared our commitment to quality, and by taking our partnership to the next level we feel like anything is possible.”
On a personal note, it’s great to see South Africa being recognised by the gaming industry at large. Together with Terra Nil developer Free Lives and a handful of passionate talents based in the country, hopefully that will lead to more breakouts and success stories in the near future.
Source: 24 Bit Games