South African studio, 24 Bit Games has been acquired by Annapurna Interactive after a long courtship that has seen the Johannesburg outfit support a plethora of critically acclaimed indie titles including, Neon White, Cocoon, Maquette and A Memoir Blue.
Founded in 2012, 24 Bit Games is a Unity focused technical game development studio led by Luke Lamothe and consisting of game industry veterans of world class engineers, technical artists, producers, and QA testers.
In a post on their website, 24 Bit Games stated:
“It pains me to lean on such an obvious cliché but we complete each other. Annapurna with their tremendous experience in the realm of publishing and an ever-expanding roster of incredible games, both available now and coming in the near future. Us with our old-school engineering know-how and scrappy underdog moxie. It is a natural pairing. Mulder and Scully. Cooper and Truman. Squall and Rinoa, except we’re definitely Squall because he has a cool jacket and a sick gunblade and Rinoa has an awesome dog that’s also a weapon so this is maybe a tougher decision than I’d initially thought it to be. Mountain Dew and Doritos. I could go on ad infinitum.
The point I am so painfully labouring to make to you, dear reader, is that this is an exciting and promising opportunity for both 24 Bit Games and Annapurna Interactive. We cannot wait to see what the future holds, and we hope that we can count on your continued readership as we traverse these ever-shifting currents.”
Established in 2016, Annapurna Interactive works with game creators from around the world, helping them create and release personal experiences for everyone.