Since Paradox Interactive announced that they have acquired #TriumphStudios. The creators of the critically-acclaimed Age of Wonders and Overlord-series. All of the games are available on #Windows, with some Linux and Mac #gaming in the mix.
So the studio was founders are Lennart Sas and Arno van Wingerden, taking place in 1997. Both of whom remain with the gaming company today. Yet Triumph Studios is known as one of the top-tier strategy games developers worldwide. The Age of Wonders-series has sold in excess of one million copies to date. Age of Wonders III, the first in the series to make a Linux debut on March 31, 2014.
Following this acquisition, the current team and management will all remain with Triumph Studios. While all ongoing projects will remain in development. Which will see publishing support by Paradox Interactive of course.
“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,” said 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. 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,” said Lennart Sas, CEO and co-founder of Triumph Studios.
Livestream replays about the acquisition:
Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester and Triumph CEO Lennart Sas did host a live stream about the acquisition. Skipping ahead to 17:15 minutes there is some mention of Linux in the mix. Hence the release of Age of Wonders III. While Sas does mention they are working on another turn-based strategy, likely Age of Wonders 4. Although unconfirmed at this time.
Since Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games on Linux, Mac and Windows. Supporting the world-renowned strategy catalogue stretches back to 1999. The company holds a particularly strong gaming presence in the United States and Europe.
The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings, Magicka and the Hearts of Iron series created by Paradox Development Studio and a network of partner studios.
Triumph Studios are received critical-acclaim for work on Age of Wonders and Overlord-series. Launching the company in 1997 which hails from Delft, the Netherlands. Triumph is one of the top-tier strategy games developers worldwide.
Age of Wonders III, Overlord, Overload 2, all have a 75% discount until July 5th in the Steam Summer Sale. While Paradox Interactive have very similar massive discounts also available. With a huge range of titles across Linux, Mac and Windows.