Ottawa-based Snowed In Studios, which provides engineering and co-development services to the video games industry, has been acquired by Keywords Studios.
Founded in 2010, Snowed In says it has strong ties with clients such as Ubisoft and Bethesda. Dublin-based Keywords Studios, a technical service provider with several studios under its belt, said the acquisition will allow it to enhance its engineering services to the global video games industry, and also expand into Canada.
“The addition of Snowed In to the group will add strength and scale to our recently established engineering service line and enable Snowed In to take advantage of the Group’s very strong presence in the region to support its growth,” said Andrew Day, CEO of Keywords Studios.
Snowed In, which currently has 29 employees, will remain in Ottawa with its current leadership and work towards driving Keywords expansion into Canada and grow both companies’ engineering services.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of Snowed In Studios by Keywords as it will strengthen the gaming sector in Ottawa by having a large key player setting foot in the region,” said Jean-Sylvain Sormany, studio head of Snowed In Studios. “It means stability, growth and more opportunities for talents to continue fostering in our local industry.”
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