Sweden
Embracer Group Acquires Zen Studios
Hungary
Embracer Group Acquires Zen Studios

About the transaction

Zen Studios, founded in 2003 as a work-for hire tech company by four developers, is an independent premium video game developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for all major game platforms. Zen Studios is based in Budapest, Hungary, with a leadership team of industry veterans and 65 developers. In 2007, Zen Studios released its first Pinball Game and has since then defined pinball video game excellence with the Pinball FX and Zen Pinball franchises. Zen Studios has also collaborated with well-known entertainment studios, including Lucasfilm and NBC Universal, on development of brand-new virtual pinball tables based on pop culture films, characters and themes. including titles Telltale’s The Walking Dead Pinball and Star Wars™ Pinball. Outside of pinball, Zen Studios is known for its real-time fantasy strategy game CastleStorm, released in 2013, with the sequel CastleStorm 2 released in June 2020. The company has also produced non-pinball titles KickBeat, a martial arts-themed action game, and Operencia: The Stolen Sun, a first-person RPG game, released in 2018.

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Jon Scott

Chairman
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Daniel Bernstein

Executive Vice President - Director
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Mark White

Vice President