Klei Entertaiment has been one of the most recognized independent studios of the past decade. Unsurprisingly, they were able to captivate us with great games, such as Don’t Starve, Mark of the Ninja and many more. And today, thanks to a Questions and answers published in the official forum of the study, the CEO and founder of the company confirmed to have been acquired by the Chinese giant Tencent.
In this way, we see how many times success is not enough to keep you independent and move forward without the support of a giant behind you.
Tencent continues to expand its portfolio of studies
Despite the purchase, Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei Entertainment, confirmed that the idea is for Tencent not to interfere with future studio developments. In this way, they will remain free to create and free their imaginations as before, but with significant financial support.
We look at many different companies and over the years have worked with a large number of publishers and distributors. Tencent is the only company that we believe would allow us to maintain the level of control we demand. We have worked with Tencent for years and even where we disagreed, they were always ready to work with us to find the best possible solution for the parties involved.
With all of this, it will be interesting to see what they can bring us in future projects. We already know their talent very well and now we can see that they are able to create with a big budget behind.