Nordic Games acquires JoWood and The Adventure Company

Publisher to develop IP including PainKiller, Gothic, Panzer Elite

Nordic Games has acquired JoWood and The Adventure Company brands, with plans to relaunch them as labels and republish back catalogues.

The company said it also hopes to invest in and develop IP and franchises including SpellForce, Painkiller, Panzer Elite and Gothic.

"This new venture will be a fresh start, and we will be introducing new systems, procedures and business ethics to ensure the company goes from strength to strength," said Lars Wingefors, CEO of Nordic Games.

"This is the beginning of a new era and over the coming months product development will start on a variety of well loved and respected brands and products."

European publisher JoWood filed for insolvency at the beginning of the year, with Nordic Games picking up its brands in June.

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Will there be a entirely new management team?
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Sergiu Badau Wittenberger QA Tester 10 years ago
Hopefully they will manage to create a Gothic as good as 1 & 2
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Pelle Lundborg Consultant, Embracer10 years ago
Yes Chee, there is a all-new team in place in Vienna already. If you have an interest in doing business with us, please use the contact pages on and get in touch.

Sergiu - any good ideas are always welcome, what did you like best with Gothic 1 & 2?

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Murray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZ10 years ago
I always heard great things about the Gothic games, and I even bought Gothic II, but still haven't played it!

I think there's a lack of rich, atmospheric, story focussed RPGs in the world as a whole! :) I always got the impression that Gothic did these things well.

I look forward to seeing some of your new games as they come out! Good luck.
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I think there is a great lore for the Gothic series for sure.

now it just needs collection of creative developers to develop, deliver and produce (on time, on budget) a open sandbox version ala fallout, that would bring in new swathes of players to its mythology
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Åsmund Bell10 years ago
I really hope we will see a The Guild 3. The world needs more games of that type.

Really excited about this turn of events!
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Roman Margold 3D Programmer, Ubisoft Reflections10 years ago
@Pelle - is it just management in Vienna, or is it a dev team? Is next Gothic planned to be done there?
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