Developer of SteamWorld Dig merges with Zoink to become 'Thunderful'


Image & Form and Zoink

I was just writing about how Image & Form was rapidly making a name for itself, and here we are. As announced this morning by Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson, the company has merged with another leader in the Swedish gaming industry, Zoink, to form the new studio Thunderful. Sigurgeirsson clarifies thatThunderful is owned by Bergsala Holding, Brjann Sigurgeirsson and Klaus Lyngeled.

Zoink is no slouch either, as they developed the universally loved Stick It to the Man!, and are working on the anticipated EA-publishedFe.Sigurgeirsson says that the partnership was almost a given, as they “already work together on a daily basis in PR, marketing, intelligence, and publishing,” and that this is basically a formality. Zoink CEO and now CCO of Thunderful,Klaus Lyngeled, explained that the company is “close to 50 people” large, and that they’ll move into growing internationally.

As long as this gets us more SteamWorldfaster, I’m all for it.