Image & Form and Zoink join forces to become Thunderful.
Image & Form made a name for themselves with the amazing SteamWorld franchise. Zoink is more recently known for Fe which is coming out soon through EA. Both companies have been in the industry for a while and it is nice to see them joining forces. Thunderful is a new LLC company that fully owns Image & Form and Zoink. Thunderful is owned by Bergsala Holding, Brjann Sigurgeirsson and Klaus Lyngeled. Both companies are based in Gothenburg, Sweden and will continue making games with old and new IPs under their own labels. Brjann Sigurgeirsoon, CEO of Image & Form and CEO of Thunderful commented:
“We already work together on a daily basis in PR, marketing, intelligence and publishing. Image & Form and Zoink will continue to produce games like we always do, but we’re now formalizing our close relationship. Through Thunderful we can share resources more effectively, officially act together and launch bigger, more ambitious game projects. We’re becoming a real powerhouse.”
Klaus Lyngeled, CEO of Zoink and Chief Creative Officer of Thunderful also commented:
“Brjann and I already exchange very much information, so this development is natural,” says Klaus Lyngeled, CEO of Zoink and Chief Creative Officer of Thunderful. “With a group of close to 50 people we’ll grow our clout both nationally and internationally.”
They plan on moving to a larger office next. It is going to be interesting seeing what they do together in the future.