Having just about sold over 1 million copies of Age of Wonders, the 1997 team of Triumph Studios have been absorbed into Paradox Interactive in a new business deal.
With the group's founders Lennart Sas and Arno van Wingerdens still being prominant employees of the company after all these years, both themselves and the whole Triumph Studios team will continue to work on their current projects - except they'll now be published under Paradox Interactive's popular Strategy label.
“Triumph Studios is a developer of our own heart. They are world-leading within their niche and have built a large and dedicated community over the years, counting quite a few Paradox employees among their hardcore fans. We have great faith in Lennart, Arno and the Triumph team, and our main focus now is to ensure that they can continue to create their magic under new ownership,”
- Fredrik Wester, CEO at Paradox Interactive.
“We have been approached by others before with an interest to acquire us, but this is not merely a business transaction for us. This is a liaison with a partner that can help us grow sustainably by ensuring the stability and continuity needed for us to do more of what we do best - develop some of the best turn-based strategy games on the market today. Paradox is a good match for us both culturally and games-wise. They get it. It’s as simple as that, and we are extremely excited about the acquisition,”
- Lennart Sas, CEO and co-founder of Triumph Studios.
It's interesting to understand that Triumph Studios have had other companies snapping at their heels before, with only Paradox Interactive's known brand of strategy-game marketing and success being enough to swoon them into a partnership. Never shying away from discussing their business plans, both Fredrik Wester and Lennart Sas will stream their thoughts on the acquisition on Twitch at 4PM BST/CEST today.