Jumpship Somerville

Thunderful Games Acquires Jumpship

Thunderful Games has acquired Jumpship, the studio behind Somerville. The acquisition will close later today and will be the first purchase under the current leader Anders Maiqvist.

“The level of intrigue that Jumpship has managed to generate for its debut title shows you that this is a team with a deep artistic vision,” announces Thunderful Games’ Agostino Simonetta in a press release. “Adding to our already diverse and accomplished roster of talent under the Thunderful Studios’ umbrella is an important part of our strategy to build strong internal IPs. We look forward to supporting the team at Jumpship to harness their skill for building impactful narrative-driven experiences as they continue to create fantastic titles within the Thunderful family.”

Jumpship was founded in 2017 by Chris Olson and former PlayDead owner Dino Patti. From the tone of the press release sent out, Jumpship seems to be happy to join the family at Thunderful Games.

“I feel really good about the partnership with Thunderful and what it will do for Jumpship,” said Patti. “I have known Agostino for a very long time and we have built a strong relationship of trust. We’ve been talking about this possibility for around a year and, over that time, I have only become more convinced that this is a great opportunity for Jumpship and Thunderful alike.”

Claire Boissiere also chimed in saying that “Thunderful is pushing the boundaries by forming a family of game studios who will work under an umbrella of services that supports autonomy and creative vision. Our team sets its own course and it’s great to find a partner that not only understands that but can truly support us.”