Nordcurrent Levels Up: Acquisition of the River End games

We have recently acquired the Gothenburg-based games studio River End Games in our search to expand beyond our focus on mobile gaming as part of our growth plans. River End Games is a 17-strong team of highly experienced game developers led by Jonas Nordling, Anders Hejdenberg and Karl Broström who have worked on AAA games like Battlefield and Need for Speed, smaller award-winning titles like Unravel, and have created several original IPs.

River End Games was created in 2020 with funding and support from Amplifier Game Invest, a wholly owned subsidiary of Embracer Group. For River End Games, essentially nothing will change in the day-to-day business, and the studio will continue as usual; the name will remain the same, and it will operate as a separate entity from Nordcurrent’s existing offices.
The studio has been working on an as-yet unannounced single-player game for PC and consoles with a strong focus on narrative and world-building, which will be published by our publishing arm, Nordcurrent Labs.

“River End Games team joining Nordcurrent is a big step in our strategy to expand beyond mobile gaming, where we have had a decade of success with games like Cooking Fever and millions of engaged monthly players. There is a lot of innovation happening in the PC and console ecosystem, and I’m looking forward to Nordcurrent and River End taking an active role in this evolving market,” said our Co-Founder and CEO Victoria Trofimova.

“At River End Games, we’re a small but passionate group of people who love games and live to create them. Our goal is simple: to bring world-class experiences to gamers. In Nordcurrent, we’ve found a kindred spirit and long-term partner that shares our passion. We are very excited about this new partnership and can’t imagine a better ally to help us create worlds and stories that gamers will remember long after they’ve put the controller away.” said Jonas Nordling, River End Games’ CEO.