Nordic Games announced that it has closed an asset purchase agreement with THQ Inc. and THQ International GmbH to acquire the intellectual property “de Blob”.
As usual, the acquisition itself is handled by Nordic Games Licensing AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, whereas the day-to-day business (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be conducted by Nordic Games GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria.
“de Blob is just a great and truly unique franchise”, comments Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “We are excited about what the future holds for this polychromatic extravaganza as the newest addition to our portfolio. We will evaluate opportunities with the existing games, as well as potential sequels.”
About the series
de Blob is a unique 3D platformer video game that has its gameplay centered around color.
After its initial release for Windows PC in 2006 by a group of students at the Utrecht School of the Arts and Utrecht University, THQ released it on the Nintendo Wii system in 2008 and received broad critical acclaim.
In 2011 de Blob 2 was released on PS3, X360 and Wii which introduced a new 2D platforming mechanic in addition to the existing gameplay mechanics.