Starbreeze invests 8 million USD in project “RAID: World War II”, partners with Croatian based studio Lion Game Lion for its first Publishing initiative.
Starbreeze AB, one of Sweden’s leading independent game developers, today announced its agreement with the Zagreb-based studio Lion Game Lion regarding the game development project RAID: World War II. Starbreeze will fund the development with 8 million USD, and will have the opportunity to recoup 120% of its investment with an ensuing 50/50 royalty split. Lion Game Lion and Starbreeze. Studios will each own 50% of the intellectual property rights for the game.
RAID: World War II is an action-packed, four player co-op shooter game that lets players team up as the Raid crew and venture through the epic events of World War II.
“Lion Game Lion has already shown they know how to make awesome gameplay with passion. Now it’s time for the lions to take a bigger bite. With RAID it’s war!“, “We think the world is ready for an amazing co-op game set during an era of heroes and villains, horror and bravery.” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze Studios.
“It’s great to see Lion Game Lion succeed so well in our PAYDAY 2 collaboration. By delivering great gameplay, they have not only gained our trust, but also the trust of players. Now it’s time for them to bat in the big leagues with RAID: World War II,” said Mikael Nermark, COO of Starbreeze Studios.
“The dream for any developer is to make your own game with a partner who cares about your future. With Starbreeze as our wingman, we get the opportunity to show the world what we can create with our own brand. With RAID: World War II, we’re taking everything we’ve learned to create an experience to die for in a World War II setting,” said Nikica Petrusic, President of Lion Game Lion.
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