Image & Form, Zoink Games Merge to Become Thunderful

Two of Sweden’s most popular independant developers, Image & Form and Zoink Games, have merged to become Thunderful, it was announced today. Having finalised the merging in December of last year, the company state that this will allow the two studios to share resources more efficiently while still maintaining the ability to work on separate titles under their original names.

“We already work together on a daily basis in PR, marketing, intelligence and publishing,” Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO of Image & Form and now Thunderful, explains. “Image & Form and Zoink will continue to produce games like we always do, but we’re now formalising 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.”

Indeed, Image & Form have only recently released the acclaimed sequel in the SteamWorld universe in the form of SteamWorld Dig 2, while Zoink currently have two upcoming titles, the explorative adventure Fe as well as the body-swapping, side-scroller Flipping Death. Needless to say, Sweden is becoming but another European territory gaining a small but increasing — and increasingly popular — community of game studios.