Supermassive Games

Supermassive Games is a British video game developer based in Guildford, Surrey.

Supermassive Games
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games
Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
HeadquartersGuildford, Surrey
ProductsUntil Dawn
The Dark Pictures Anthology
OwnerNordisk Film (30.7%)
Number of employees
200[1]
WebsiteSupermassive Games

Supermassive is currently partnering with Bandai Namco Entertainment to create an anthology series called The Dark Pictures Anthology; the first game in the series is called The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, which was released in August 2019. Unlike Supermassive's previous titles, which all but two were available exclusively on Sony platforms, all games in the Dark Pictures series will be available on Microsoft Windows and the Xbox One, as well as the PlayStation 4.[2]

Supermassive plans on releasing a new entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology every 6 months, with a total of 8 games in the series, though more could be added if the series succeeds in sales.[3]

In March 2021, Nordisk Film, under their Nordisk Games division, purchased a 30.7% stake in the studio.[4]

Games developedEdit

Year(s) Game Platform(s)
2009–2010 LittleBigPlanet (DLC)[5] PlayStation 3
2010 Tumble[6]
Start the Party!
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves[5]
2011 Start the Party! Save the World
2011–2012 LittleBigPlanet 2 (DLC)[5]
2012 Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Killzone HD PlayStation 3
2013 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (DLC) PlayStation Vita
Walking with Dinosaurs PlayStation 3
2015 Until Dawn[7] PlayStation 4
2016 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood[8][9] PlayStation VR
Tumble VR[10]
2017 Hidden Agenda PlayStation 4
2018 The Inpatient PlayStation VR
Bravo Team
Shattered State[11] Google Daydream
2019 The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2020 The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
2021 The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes[12][13] Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.supermassivegames.com/about
  2. ^ O'Brien, Lucy (21 August 2018). "Supermassive Games Announces Horror Series The Dark Pictures Anthology - Gamescom 2018". IGN. Retrieved 21 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Hargreaves, Jim (22 August 2019). "Expect two games from The Dark Pictures Anthology per year". The Sixth Axis. Retrieved 29 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Nordisk Games acquires 30% stake in Supermassive". gamesindustry.biz.
  5. ^ a b c "LittleBigPlanet 2 - Level Kits". Supermassive Games. Retrieved 23 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Supermassive Games To Utilize Gamebryo Engine". IGN. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Phillips, Tom (26 May 2015). "PS4 exclusive Until Dawn finally has a release date". Eurogamer. Retrieved 23 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Martin, Matt (27 October 2015). "Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a "fast-paced arcade shooter" for PlayStation VR". VG247. Retrieved 28 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Robinson, Dave (28 June 2016). "PlayStation VR, Day One Guide – Crash Landed". Crash Landed. Retrieved 29 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Harris, Simon (15 March 2016). "Tumble VR Revealed for PlayStation VR". Retrieved 16 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Supermassive Games - Shattered State - Supermassive Games". Supermassive Games. Retrieved 5 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Yang, George (30 October 2020). "House of Ashes, Third Entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Releases in 2021". The Escapist. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  13. ^ LeBlanc, Wesley (9 November 2020). "The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Is a Horror Game Set in the Iraq War". IGN. Retrieved 9 November 2020.

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