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The company, formed in 2008, Initially made something of a name for itself when they acquired all assets from the defunct ''Creator/DreamCatcherInteractiveInc'' and ''Creator/JoWoodEntertainmentAG'' in 2011, but made serious headlines when they in 2013 bought the majority of IP's from {{Creator/THQ}}. This ended up just being the start of The young companies rise as they kept up their rate of acquisitions throughout the UsefulNotes/TheNewTens with ip's from everyone from {{Creator/Atari}} to {{Creator/Crytek}}, many of which has been dead for years (giving them something of a reputation as the studio equivalent of the guy who knocks door to door and asks if he can have any junk that you have laying around), acquiring several studios to along the way. Their end goal is to bring back mid-range (AA) games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A.

Their name itself is a testament to this, as they've bought the dead Creator/{{THQ}} trademark following their bankruptcy, and use it as their means to conduct business. The Holding part acquired Creator/CoffeeStainStudios as well as Creator/DeepSilver and their parent company Koch Media in 2018, making them booth officially sister companies to THQ Nordic GMBH.

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The company, formed in 2008, Initially made something of a name for itself when they acquired all assets from the defunct ''Creator/DreamCatcherInteractiveInc'' and ''Creator/JoWoodEntertainmentAG'' in 2011, but made serious headlines when they in 2013 bought the majority of IP's from {{Creator/THQ}}. This ended up just being the start of The the young companies company's rise as they kept up their rate of acquisitions throughout the UsefulNotes/TheNewTens with ip's [=IPs=] from everyone from {{Creator/Atari}} to {{Creator/Crytek}}, many of which has have been dead for years (giving them something of a reputation as the studio equivalent of the guy who knocks door to door and asks if he can have any junk that you have laying around), acquiring several studios to along the way. Their end goal is to bring back mid-range (AA) games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A.

Their name itself is a testament to this, as they've bought the dead Creator/{{THQ}} trademark following their bankruptcy, and use it as their means to conduct business. The Holding part acquired Creator/CoffeeStainStudios as well as Creator/DeepSilver and their parent company Koch Media in 2018, making them booth both officially sister companies to THQ Nordic GMBH.


THQ Nordic GMBH[[note]]Previously known as Nordic Games[[/note]] and THQ Nordic AB is a publishing and holding company based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden.

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THQ Nordic GMBH[[note]]Previously known as Nordic Games[[/note]] and THQ Nordic AB[[note]]'''Embracer Group AB (publ)''' since 2019, to strengthen its role as a holding company[[/note]] is a publishing and holding company based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden.


The company, formed in 2008, Initially made something of a name for itself when they acquired all assets from the defunct ''Creator/DreamCatcherInteractiveInc'' and ''Creator/JowoodEntertainmentAG'' in 2011, but made serious headlines when they in 2013 bought the majority of IP's from {{Creator/THQ}}. This ended up just being the start of The young companies rise as they kept up their rate of acquisitions throughout the UsefulNotes/TheNewTens with ip's from everyone from {{Creator/Atari}} to {{Creator/Crytek}}, many of which has been dead for years (giving them something of a reputation as the studio equivalent of the guy who knocks door to door and asks if he can have any junk that you have laying around), acquiring several studios to along the way. Their end goal is to bring back mid-range (AA) games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A.

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The company, formed in 2008, Initially made something of a name for itself when they acquired all assets from the defunct ''Creator/DreamCatcherInteractiveInc'' and ''Creator/JowoodEntertainmentAG'' ''Creator/JoWoodEntertainmentAG'' in 2011, but made serious headlines when they in 2013 bought the majority of IP's from {{Creator/THQ}}. This ended up just being the start of The young companies rise as they kept up their rate of acquisitions throughout the UsefulNotes/TheNewTens with ip's from everyone from {{Creator/Atari}} to {{Creator/Crytek}}, many of which has been dead for years (giving them something of a reputation as the studio equivalent of the guy who knocks door to door and asks if he can have any junk that you have laying around), acquiring several studios to along the way. Their end goal is to bring back mid-range (AA) games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A.

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!!Prominent THQ Nordic franchises with a page here:

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!!Prominent THQ Nordic franchises and Coffee Stain games with a page here:here:[[note]]For games published by Creator/DeepSilver, check their own page[[/note]]



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THQ Nordic[[note]]Previously known as Nordic Games[[/note]] is a publishing and holding company based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden.

The company, formed in 2008, rose to prominence in the later part of UsefulNotes/TheNewTens. Their goal is to bring back mid-range games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A. To that end, they've acquired a large amount of [=IPs=], many of them having been dead for years, and a number of different studios under their belt.

Their name itself is a testament to this, as they've bought the dead Creator/{{THQ}} trademark following their bankruptcy, and use it as their means to conduct business.

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THQ Nordic[[note]]Previously Nordic GMBH[[note]]Previously known as Nordic Games[[/note]] and THQ Nordic AB is a publishing and holding company based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden.

The company, formed in 2008, rose to prominence in Initially made something of a name for itself when they acquired all assets from the later part defunct ''Creator/DreamCatcherInteractiveInc'' and ''Creator/JowoodEntertainmentAG'' in 2011, but made serious headlines when they in 2013 bought the majority of UsefulNotes/TheNewTens. IP's from {{Creator/THQ}}. This ended up just being the start of The young companies rise as they kept up their rate of acquisitions throughout the UsefulNotes/TheNewTens with ip's from everyone from {{Creator/Atari}} to {{Creator/Crytek}}, many of which has been dead for years (giving them something of a reputation as the studio equivalent of the guy who knocks door to door and asks if he can have any junk that you have laying around), acquiring several studios to along the way. Their end goal is to bring back mid-range (AA) games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A. To that end, they've acquired a large amount of [=IPs=], many of them having been dead for years, and a number of different studios under their belt.

triple-A.

Their name itself is a testament to this, as they've bought the dead Creator/{{THQ}} trademark following their bankruptcy, and use it as their means to conduct business.
business. The Holding part acquired Creator/CoffeeStainStudios as well as Creator/DeepSilver and their parent company Koch Media in 2018, making them booth officially sister companies to THQ Nordic GMBH.



* Black Forest Games
* Bugbear Entertainment
* Experiment 101
* Foxglove Studios
* Grimlore Games
* [=HandyGames=]
* Koch Media

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* Under THQ Nordic GMBH:
** The Adventure Company[[note]]Officially defunct, but their name is still occasionally used as a distribution label [[/note]]
**
Black Forest Games
* ** Bugbear Entertainment
* ** Experiment 101
* ** Foxglove Studios
* ** Grimlore Games
* ** [=HandyGames=]
** Mirage Game Studios
** Pieces Interactive
** Piranha Bytes
** Rainbow Studios
* Under Koch MediaMedia Holding GMBH



** Creator/{{Volition}}

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*** Dambuster studios
*** Fishlabs
*** Creator/{{Volition}}
** Creator/{{Volition}}Ravenscourt Games



* Mirage Game Studios
* Pieces Interactive
* Piranha Bytes
* Rainbow Studios

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* Mirage Game Under Coffee Stain Holding AB
** Coffee Stain
Studios
* Pieces Interactive
* Piranha Bytes
* Rainbow Studios
** Coffee Stain Publishing
** Coffee Stain North
** Lavapotion




!!THQ Nordic owns the following [=IPs=] (among many, many others):

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!!THQ !!Prominent THQ Nordic owns the following [=IPs=] (among many, many others):franchises with a page here:


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[[caption-width-right:350:The Frankenstein's Monster of Video Games]]

THQ Nordic[[note]]Previously known as Nordic Games[[/note]] is a publishing and holding company based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden.

The company, formed in 2008, rose to prominence in the later part of UsefulNotes/TheNewTens. Their goal is to bring back mid-range games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A. To that end, they've acquired a large amount of [=IPs=], many of them having been dead for years, and a number of different studios under their belt.

Their name itself is a testament to this, as they've bought the dead Creator/{{THQ}} trademark following their bankruptcy, and use it as their means to conduct business.

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!!Subsidiaries
* Black Forest Games
* Bugbear Entertainment
* Experiment 101
* Foxglove Studios
* Grimlore Games
* [=HandyGames=]
* Koch Media
** Creator/DeepSilver
** Creator/Creator/{{Volition}}
** Warhorse Studios
* Mirage Game Studios
* Pieces Interactive
* Piranha Bytes
* Rainbow Studios
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!!THQ Nordic owns the following [=IPs=] (among many, many others):
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/AquaNox''
* ''VideoGame/{{Biomutant}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}''
* ''VideoGame/DeBlob''
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''
* ''VideoGame/MXvsATV''
* ''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance''
* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning''
* ''VideoGame/{{Outcast}}''
* ''VideoGame/RedFaction''
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters''
[[/index]]

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