Paradox Interactive Acquires Paris-based Playrion Game Studio

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Developer of Airlines Manager Joins International Publisher’s Family of Studios

STOCKHOLM and PARIS – July 2, 2020 – Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games that are really taking off, today announced the acquisition of Playrion Game Studio, a mobile-focused developer based in Paris. Playrion Game Studio, founded in 2010 to support the development of Airlines Manager, joins Paradox Interactive as its eighth internal studio.

Airlines Manager, originally a student project and browser-based management game, has become an impressive success, with more than 10 million players since its release on mobile platforms in 2014. The title’s deep and complex management gameplay fits Paradox’s portfolio perfectly. To celebrate the title joining Paradox’s roster of games, players can get a free celebratory unique plane, to the colors of Paradox Interactive in-game. 

“I am incredibly excited to join this amazing and well-established game company, and to bring our expertise and knowledge about mobile games,” said Benjamin Cohen, Founder and Studio Manager at Playrion. “As soon as we met Paradox Interactive, I understood that we had very close DNA. For almost five years, Playrion has experienced exponential growth thanks to our very talented team, and without a doubt, we’ll be able to push things even further with Paradox Interactive on our side. This is the best opportunity we ever had to improve the experience of our players and to deliver better games.”

“Adding Playrion to our roster allows us to continue expanding our business in new areas, and bring more of our IPs to mobile,” said Charlotta Nilsson, Chief Operations Officer at Paradox Interactive. “We’re always thrilled when we find teams who want to make the kind of games we’d like to make ourselves. Playrion is a natural addition to the Paradox family, and we’re delighted to have them joining us.”

Playrion Game Studio joins the growing Paradox roster, which also includes Paradox Development Studio in Stockholm; Paradox Arctic in Umeå, Sweden; the Paradox development team in Malmö, Sweden; Paradox Tectonic in Berkeley, California; Triumph Studios in Delft, The Netherlands; Harebrained Schemes in Seattle; and Paradox Tinto in Barcelona.

To get on board with Airlines Manager, download the game here:
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/airlines-manager-tycoon-2020/id823481079
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Playrion.AirlinesManager2

Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has developed and published a world-renowned catalog stretching back to 1999, with players hailing from all around the world.

The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as award-winning titles such as Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and more from a network of partner studios. Paradox is the owner of the World of Darkness IPs and is publishing Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Today, over four million people play a Paradox game each month, and the number of registered Paradox users is over twelve million.

Paradox’s head offices are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Our development studios are located in Stockholm, Malmö and Umeå, Sweden, in Delft, The Netherlands, in Seattle, Washington, and in Berkeley, California. We share a passion for gaming and gamers, and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay and endless variety to our ever-growing community.

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