We are excited to announce that we have acquired Snowed In Studios Inc., a Canadian video game and interactive media development studio. This acquisition further strengthens and enhances Keywords Engineering service line and expands it into Canada.
Founded in 2010 and based in Ottawa, Canada, Snowed In offers engineering and co-development services to the video-games industry and has a strong global reputation and well-established relationships with clients such as Ubisoft and Bethesda. Their experience spans across a variety of fields and platforms including: consoles, mobile, tablets, deskstops, web and proprietary hardware and are experienced developers of traditional video games, interactive museum exhibits, touch/gesture-controlled software, training software and graphic visualizations.
Andrew Day, CEO of Keywords Studios commented:
“The addition of Snowed In to the Group will add strength and scale to our recently established Engineering service line and enable Snowed In to take advantage of the Group’s very strong presence in the region to support its growth. Having grown the Engineering service line from nothing in May 2017, we now employ over 300 software engineers in multiple regions, and I’m delighted that Jean-Sylvain, Tim, Evan and their highly talented and creative team are joining the Group as we continue to grow.”
Jean-Sylvain Sormany, Studio Head of Snowed In Studios commented:
“We are very excited about the acquisition of Snowed In Studios by Keywords as it will strengthen the gaming sector in Ottawa by having a large key player setting foot in the region. It means stability, growth and more opportunities for talents to continue fostering in our local industry. ”