For the King Developer joins Curve Digital to further expand the hit RPG franchise
LONDON, UK – 2nd November, 2020 – Curve Digital today announces it has acquired Vancouver-based IronOak Games, the independent games developer behind the critically-acclaimed title For The King.
Curve Digital will continue to collaborate with IronOak Games on the For the King franchise – which now has over three million players – including DLC releases in 2020 and 2021. In addition, IronOak Games will begin working on further expanding the For The King IP with Curve Digital; more details to be announced later in development.
IronOak Games, headed up by Gordon Moran and Colby Young, was founded in January 2015 and has previously collaborated with Curve Digital on For the King published for PC in April 2018 and on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch May 2019.
“We’re incredibly excited to take this next step into our partnership with IronOak Games” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “It was obvious that the team at IronOak had a lot of great ideas and an amazing amount of potential from our very first meeting and we’re looking forward to working alongside them to continue unlocking that potential in the years to come.”
Gordon Moran, Head of Studio at IronOak Games, said: “Curve’s support has been instrumental in the success of For The King and we’re beyond excited to formalize our relationship and embark on some new and exciting projects together.”
IronOak Games joins Runner Duck Games as the second indie developer in the Curve family of studios, as part of the larger Catalis group of companies.
Jason Perkins, Managing Director at Curve Digital, added: “Our goal, since 2013, has been to become the main choice in publishing for independent studios worldwide and as we evolve, so do our relationships with development partners. With IronOak, based on our aligned values and goals, it made sense for them to join the Curve family and as a fast growing, ambitious publisher we’re looking at more acquisitions and encouraging developers that might want to work with us to reach out.”
For more information on Curve Digital please visit the website here: http://www.curve-digital.com/
About Curve Digital
Curve Digital is an award-winning independent label publishing games on both PC and consoles. Since 2013, Curve Digital has been collaborating with development studios around the world, big and small, to bring great gaming experiences to life and share them with players across the globe. With a uniquely diverse games catalogue that includes renowned indie hits such as For The King and Space Crew as well as critically acclaimed titles like Flame in the Flood and Autonauts to the multi-million selling smash hit Human Fall Flat, Curve Digital has taken its place as one of the leading games publishers globally.
More information on Curve Digital can be found at http://www.curve-digital.com/
IronOak Games is a video game developer founded in 2015 by industry veterans with a passion for board games and roleplaying games. IronOak’s first critically acclaimed title, For The King, has over 3 million players to date and is available across PC and Console platforms.
More information on IronOak Games can be found at https://ironoakgames.com/
Catalis is a provider of testing and publishing services to the video games industry. The Group comprises two businesses: Curve, a major publisher for third party indie video games, and Testronic, which boasts a premium position as a quality assurance service provider for many games companies around the world. More information on Catalis can be found at https://www.catalisgroup.com